CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Eur J Dent 2014; 08(02): 276-280
DOI: 10.4103/1305-7456.130637
Case Report
Dental Investigation Society

Treatment of a skeletal Class II malocclusion using fixed functional appliance with miniplate anchorage

Mevlut Celikoglu
1   Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkiye
,
Tuba Unal
1   Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkiye
,
Mehmet Bayram
1   Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkiye
,
Celal Candirli
2   Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkiye
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Publication Date:
11 March 2020 (online)

ABSTRACT

Based on our literature search, we found that the use of miniplate anchorage with Forsus fatigue-resistance device (FRD) has not yet been reported. Therefore, the aim of the present case report was to present the treatment of a patient with skeletal Class II malocclusion with mandibular retrusion using Forsus FRD with miniplate anchorage. Fixed appliances with 0.022-inch slots were attached to the maxillary teeth and after 8 months of the leveling and alignment of the upper arch, 0.019 × 0.025-inch stainless steel archwire was inserted and cinched back. Two weeks after the placement of the miniplates bilaterally at the symphysis of the mandible, Forsus FRD was adjusted to the miniplates with a 35-mm length of rod chosen. Nine months after the skeletal anchored Forsus worn, Class I canine and molar relations were achieved and overjet was eliminated.