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Journal of Aligner Orthodontics



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Journal of Aligner Orthodontics 4 (2020), No. 3     17. Sep. 2020
Journal of Aligner Orthodontics 4 (2020), No. 3  (17.09.2020)


Treatment staging in Class II, division 1 malocclusion correction: The importance of maxillary molar derotation
Giancotti, Aldo / Mampieri, Gianluca
A number of scientific articles including case reports show proper correction of Class II malocclusions using aligners, yet treatment protocols do not provide sufficient evidence to allow standardisation and simplification of such orthodontic treatments, which would increase the success rate. The aim of this article was to highlight how maxillary molar derotation represents a strategic step to allow mesial mandibular shift and to gain space in the arch to produce the distal movement of canines, premolars and incisors to contribute to Class II malocclusions.

Keywords: aligners, arch length, Class II malocclusion, horizontal overlap, maxillary molar derotation