An adult female has upper central diastema complicated with a complete deep bite and spacing in lower dentition. The broad face and ovoid shaped dental arch form require special attention as an intrinsic transverse dimensional skeletal malocclusion. The treatment modality therefore should be totally different from other deep bite cases with crowding or tapered dental arch. The space retention after active treatment is of prime important. Root divergence of upper incisors and bodily protraction movement of lower posterior teeth were the main concerns during treatment. Fixed lingual retainer and long term follow up are essential for stable outcome.
Chang, Chung-Teng; Liu, Yi-Min; Tsang, Yuen-Yung; and Tsai, Huei-Mei
"Management of a Patient with Euryprosopic Face and Upper Central Diastema,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 31:
3, Article 5.
Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol31/iss3/5