A 19 years old male student came for braces treatment in Jun 2016. He complaint of his unpleasant smile, due to the cross bite of both upper central incisors. His also having very severe crowding on lower anterior teeth, narrow dental arch size and skeletal class III profile.
(as shown in photo):
1. Class 3 malocclusion
2. Upper central Incisors crossbite
3. Narrow dental arches
4. Severe lower anterior crowding
5. Unpleasant smile
1. Correct Cross Bite
2. Align & level of teeth
3. Development of dental arches
4. Correction of Class 3 malocclusion
5. Improve smile
Total treatment time was 22 months, completed in June 2018. Fixed retainer was bonded on anterior teeth to maintain its position till fully re-calcification of bone, and overlay clear retainer fro night time wearing. 1 year follow up review shown the new occlusion is stable.
Materials and Method
Damon Q braces, a passive self ligating (PSL)system was used for this patient, because this brackets system can easily expand the dental arch to create space to resolve the crowding. Damon Q also known as the best passive self ligation (PSL) system in the market, due to its ability to expand the dental arch physiologically, therefore reduce the orthodontic extraction needs in many cases.