J Korean Dent Sci.  2018 Jun;11(1):32-41. 10.5856/JKDS.2018.11.1.32.

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment in a Middle-Aged Patient with Missing Maxillary Left First Premolar: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Orthodontics, Institute of Craniofacial Deformity, Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea. selfexam@yuhs.ac

Abstract

As the adult population continues to increase, orthodontic treatment for adult patients is becoming more common. This case report describes comprehensive orthodontic treatment of a middle-aged patient with closure of the extraction space without prosthetic restoration. A 55-year-old woman with her maxillary left first premolar extracted because of a periodontal problem, wanted to close the space with orthodontic treatment. Since she had generalized crowding and mild skeletal discrepancy, we planned comprehensive orthodontic treatment, including closure of the extraction space by protraction of the left maxillary molars using miniscrews and aesthetic alignment of anterior teeth. The total treatment period was 28 months. As a result of these treatments, the extraction space was successfully closed, good tooth alignment and satisfactory occlusion were achieved.

Keyword

Adult; Miniscrew; Orthodontic treatment; Protraction
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