Indication of clear aligners in the early treatment of anterior crossbite: A case series

Edoardo Staderini, Romeo Patini, Patrizia Gallenzi, Simonetta Meuli, Andrea Camodeca, Federica Guglielmi

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Abstract

Introduction: Anterior crossbite (AC) is defined as a reverse sagittal relationship between maxillary and mandibular incisors. According to an evidence-based orthodontic triage, the treatment need of AC is indicated if any occlusal interference is forcing the mandible towards a Class III growth pattern. Removable and fixed appliances have been suggested to correct AC. Objective: The present report aims at presenting the benefits of an alternative therapy for the early treatment of anterior crossbite using clear aligners. Methods: Two cases of anterior crossbite corrected using clear aligners in 8-years-old children are presented. Results: In both cases, AC was successfully corrected within 5 months. At the end of the treatment, overjet and overbite were corrected. No major discomfort or speech impairment was noticed by the parents. Conclusions: Due to the perceived shortcomings of alternative approaches, the use of clear aligners for correcting AC in mixed dentition should be considered as a comfortable and well tolerated appliance for young patients.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-43
Number of pages11
JournalDental Press Journal of Orthodontics
Volume25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Child
  • Dentition, Mixed
  • Humans
  • Malocclusion
  • Malocclusion, Angle Class II
  • Orthodontic Appliances, Removable
  • Orthodontic appliances, removable
  • Orthodontics, interceptive
  • Overbite

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