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ISW Treatment for Skeletal Class III Malocclusion with Poor Arch Coordination

Volume 8 - Issue 1

Chih-Chieh LIN1, Chien-Chih YU*2, Chun-Shuo HUANG3 and Jian-Hong YU3,4

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    • 1Department of General Dentistry, China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
    • 2School of Pharmacy, China Medical University, Taiwan
    • 3Department of Orthodontics, China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan
    • 4School of Dentistry, College of Dentistry, China Medical University, Taiwan

    *Corresponding author: Chien-Chih YU, School of Pharmacy, China Medical University, Taiwan

Received: August 07, 2018;   Published: August 15, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.08.001590

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An adult female (30 years old) came to our clinic with a chief complaint about not able to chew food well and bilateral posterior crossbite. Clinical examination revealed skeletal Class III malocclusion with posterior crossbite and poor arch coordination. Due to her refusal to receive orthognathic surgery, non-surgical treatment was adopted. With successful width decrease of lower arch by two 1st molars extraction; then mesial drive of two 2nd and 3rd molars with closed coil spring, Class III malocclusion was corrected by ISW technique combined with Class III elastics. Treatment was completed in about 18 months and a desirable occlusion after the active treatment was achieved.

Keywords: ISW; Posterior Crossbite; Molar Mesial Drive; Intermaxillary Elastics (IME); Closed Coil Spring

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