13 rue du Temple, 68300 Saint-Louis, France
Unité Fonctionnelle d’Orthopédie Dento-Faciale, Centre de Traitements Dentaires, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 6-8 place Depéret, 69007 Lyon, France
Faculté d’Odontologie, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, 11 rue Guillaume Paradin, 69008 Lyon, France
56 rue de la république, 69150 Décines-Charpieu, France
The objective of this case series was to show how only one miniscrew can be used to treat simultaneously or successively canine impaction and different malocclusions.
Material and Method
Three patients aged of 13 years old who had malocclusions, such as Class II, overbite and canine impaction, were each one treated with the same miniscrew throughout the treatment period. Palatal miniscrews were placed mesially to the first molar and used as a direct or indirect anchorage depending on the moment of the treatment.
In each case, satisfactory treatment was obtained with correction of overbite, class II malocclusion and canine impaction. The first steps of treatment were aesthetic for the patient and did not require patient cooperation.