Comparison of the outcomes of the lower incisor extraction, premolar extraction and non-extraction treatments.
ABSTRACT The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the treatment outcome of lower incisor extraction and to compare it with premolar extraction and non-extraction treatment. The sample consisted of 60 subjects with Class I malocclusion and moderate crowding. The sample was separated into three groups: extraction of a lower incisor group, extraction of a four first premolar group and a non-extraction group. All groups involved 13 girls and 7 boys with a total of 20 patients. The Peer assessment rating (PAR) index was applied to a patient's pre-treatment (T1) and post-treatment (T2) dental casts. T1 dental casts were also used for determining Bolton discrepancy. One-way analysis of variance and post hoc Tukey HSD tests were used for statistical analysis. For the mean percentage PAR score reduction for each group, there was one significant difference seen between the lower incisor extraction group and the non-extraction group (P = 0.047). For the mean anterior ratios, there were significant differences among premolar extraction group versus non-extraction group (P = 0.042) and non-extraction group versus lower incisor extraction group (P = 0.000). For the mean overall ratios, there were significant differences among the premolar extraction group versus lower incisor extraction group (P = 0.048) and the non-extraction group versus lower incisor extraction group (P = 0.001). Orthodontic treatment without extraction has a better treatment outcome than the four-first premolar extraction and single lower incisor extraction protocols in Class I cases with moderate to severe mandibular anterior crowding.
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ABSTRACT: The purpose of the present study was to examine the efficiency of correcting a Class II, Division 2 malocclusion using a completely customized lingual appliance. In 18 consecutively completed, Class II, Division 2 malocclusion patients, the correction of the upper incisor inclination, deep and distal bite were assessed by means of plaster casts, digital lateral cephalograms, and intraoral photographs taken at the time of debond. Furthermore, two independent calibrated examiners determined the weighted Peer Assessment Rating index (PAR Index) of the initial and end models. All Class II, Division 2 patients were treated successfully: upper incisor inclination using the palatal plane as a reference improved on average from 95.4° to 111.2°. The deep bite was reduced on average from 3.6 mm to 1.7 mm. Neutral occlusion was achieved in all patients who had undergone correction of an initially pronounced distal occlusion (4.5 mm on average). An 86.2% marked improvement was observed in the weighted PAR index score from an average of 24.7 at the beginning of treatment to 2.9 at the end of treatment, with no patient classified as "worse or no different." Class II, Division 2 malocclusions can be efficiently and reliably treated by a combination of a completely customized lingual appliance and the Herbst device.Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie 05/2012; 73(3):225-35. · 0.89 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: To evaluate the long-term effects of self-ligating brackets (SLBs) on transverse dimensions of arches and skeletal and soft tissues and to quantitatively evaluate the treatment outcome after non-extraction treatment with SLBs.Korean Journal of Orthodontics 05/2014; 44(3):119-27. · 0.37 Impact Factor