L'Orthodontie Française


Class II extraction treatment with aligners: a reliable approach Volume 93, issue 2, Juin 2022


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Département de Dentisterie Pédiatrique, Université L’Aquila, Palazzo Camponeschi, Piazza Santa Margherita 2, 67100 L’Aquila AQ, Italie

Aim: Class II extraction approach by means of maxillary first premolars represents a common treatment strategy in order to reduce the overjet and create a stable Class I canine relationship and Class II molar relationship. The objective of this paper is to describe digital planning protocol and complete clinical phases of space closure in Class II malocclusion treatment in adult patient. Materials and Methods: The accuracy of movements and correction of dental parameters has improved exponentially in recent years, as a result of continuous research performed in aligner orthodontics. However, the most complex movement to realize with aligners is the apical movement, but the application of the G6 protocol for managing extractive cases allows to obtain the final parallelism of the roots with a control of the tipping managed on the digital plan as an overcorrection (overtipping) of the roots adjacent to the extraction site. Through the description of two cases, this article will present the application of the specific protocol for first premolars extraction in order to manage anchorage and closure of extraction spaces. Results: All patients finished with proper OVJ and OVB with a Class II molar relationship and Class I canine relationship respecting face balance and smile arc. Discussion: The Invisalign G6 protocol through the use of SmartStage™ technology combined with SmartForce™ features provides vertical control during anterior sector retraction and teeth body movement maintaining maximum posterior anchorage.