A skeletal Class III malocclusion with agenesis and canine-bicuspid transposition: a non surgical approach


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Australasian Orthodontic Journal

Australian Society of Orthodontists

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A skeletal Class III malocclusion with agenesis and canine-bicuspid transposition: a non surgical approach

Carlos Bellot-Arcís / Verónica García-Sanz * / Vanessa Paredes-Gallardo

Citation Information : Australasian Orthodontic Journal. Volume 34, Issue 1, Pages 94-102, DOI: https://doi.org/10.21307/aoj-2020-063

License : (CC BY 4.0)

Published Online: 20-July-2021



Background: The present case report describes the orthodontic management of a patient who presented with a skeletal Class III malocclusion combined with other dental anomalies. The malocclusion was complicated by agenic maxillary lateral incisors and a lower right second premolar, in company with the transposition of the maxillary canines and premolars.

Methods: Dentoalveolar compensation of the anteroposterior jaw relationship was performed. The upper deciduous lateral incisors were extracted and the spaces closed, so that the first premolars replaced the missing lateral incisors while the canine transposition was maintained.

Results: Satisfactory results were obtained which provided an improvement in function and occlusal stability, as well as smile and profile aesthetics.

Conclusion: This case demonstrates the importance of an accurate diagnosis when many treatment options are available and clearly addressed.

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