Scissors bite is a rare form of malocclusion that is often accompanied by varying degrees
of facial asymmetry. Transverse discrepancies in adults are very difficult to treat,
especially in cases that also exhibit vertical over-lapping of the posterior teeth. This
case report illustrates the use of orthodontic mini-implants (OMIs) to treat a severe
scissors bite in a middle-aged man. Absolute anchorage and lingual fixed appliances can
successfully treat skeletal, dental and functional problems associated with scissors bite.
Pretreatment, posttreatment, and retention records in this patient demonstrate effective
and stable treatment results with few side effects.