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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110-112

Asymmetric extractions for an asymmetric malocclusion

Department of Orthodontics, Klinik Pergigian Jalan Gambut, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

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Kirti Saxena
C1-L1-3, Pantai Hillpark Phase 1, Jalan Pantai Dalam, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur 59200
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DOI: 10.4103/2393-8692.196151

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Some patients with Class II subdivision malocclusions have Class I characteristics on one side and Class II characteristics on the other. The resulting asymmetric occlusal relationship complicates orthodontic treatment. Traditionally, four premolars are extracted in such cases to achieve a bilateral Class I molar relation which needs patient compliance with the use of Class II elastics. The present case report shows one such Class II subdivision malocclusion case which was treated by asymmetric extractions. This approach is independent of the patient compliance and saved one premolar, with no compromise in dental occlusion or esthetics.

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