Class II malocclusion is a dysmorphosis that can result from different skeletal and/or alveolar components of maxillary and/or mandibular origin. In dental class II cases due to mesial drift of the maxillary molars, it is sometimes interesting to retract the maxillary molars, in order to avoid in certain situations extractions of premolars. To this end, several devices have been described in the literature. The most recent intraoral devices allow a more controlled correction, and no longer require cooperation from the patient. In addition, in a number of cases of distalization, aligners now offer a useful therapeutic option since they are both esthetic and easy-to-use.
Materials and methods:
In this study, we carried out a review of the various studies in the literature describing intra-oral distalization of the maxillary molars in the multi-bracket technique as well as using aligners, with a clinical illustration of a Class II case treated by aligners.