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Orthodontics 14 (2013), No. 1     15. June 2013
Orthodontics 14 (2013), No. 1  (15.06.2013)

Online Article, Page 222-226

Online Article: Unilateral scissors bite treated with a removable plate that incorporates a Ti-Ni wire
Ohmori, Hiroko / Ono, Takashi
A plate that incorporates a Ti-Ni alloy wire can rapidly correct scissors bite. This article describes its use in the successful treatment of scissors bite. A female patient aged 7 years, 5 months with mixed dentition presented with
a Class I molar relationship, Class I skeletal pattern, and average Frankfort-mandibular plane angle. The maxillary right central incisor was in a crossbite. A unilateral posterior scissors bite was also present on the left side. The plate was fitted and prescribed for nighttime wear. Positive overjet was achieved after 1 month of treatment. The posterior scissors bite was corrected after 3 months of treatment, and the midline shift was ameliorated. Because a Ti-Ni wire maintained a weak continuous force, the treatment period was minimized.

Keywords: scissors bite, Ti-Ni wire, mixed dentition, removable plate
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