Indian Journal of Oral Health and Research

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

Asymmetric extractions for an asymmetric malocclusion

Christopher Lawrence Tan Soon Lee, Kirti Saxena 
 Department of Orthodontics, Klinik Pergigian Jalan Gambut, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Kirti Saxena
C1-L1-3, Pantai Hillpark Phase 1, Jalan Pantai Dalam, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur 59200

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.

How to cite this article:
Lee CL, Saxena K. Asymmetric extractions for an asymmetric malocclusion.Indian J Oral Health Res 2016;2:110-112

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Lee CL, Saxena K. Asymmetric extractions for an asymmetric malocclusion. Indian J Oral Health Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2023 Jan 31 ];2:110-112
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