Orthodontic treatment for deep bite and retroclined upper front teeth in children

University Dental School and Hospital, Oral Health and Development, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.
Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) (Impact Factor: 6.03). 02/2006; DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005972.pub2
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There is no evidence to recommend or discourage any type of orthodontic treatment to correct the type of dental problem in children where the bite is deep and the upper front teeth are retroclined (tilted toward the roof of the mouth). It would be useful for an orthodontist to know the best way to treat a child with deep bite and retroclined upper front teeth. There are two main treatment options which orthodontists can use: a removable 'functional' brace, which fits both the upper and the lower teeth, followed by fixed braces or taking out teeth (usually two upper teeth) followed by fixed braces. At present, there is no evidence to show whether orthodontic treatment without taking out teeth in children with deep bite and retroclined upper front teeth is better or worse than orthodontic treatment involving taking out teeth or no orthodontic treatment.

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