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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: ORTHODONTICS
ORTHODONTICS
The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement

Formerly World Journal of Orthodontics

Edited by
Rafi Romano, DMD, MSc (Editor-in-Chief)

ISSN 2160-2999 (print) / ISSN 2160-3006 (online)

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Publication:
Yearbook 2013
Volume 14 , Issue 1

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Unilateral scissors bite treated with a removable plate that incorporates a Ti-Ni wire

Hiroko Ohmori, DDS, PhD/Takashi Ono, DDS, PhD


DOI: 10.11607/ortho.921

A plate that incorporates a Ti-Ni alloy wire can rapidly correct scissors bite. This article describes its use in the successful treatment of scissors bite. A female patient aged 7 years, 5 months with mixed dentition presented with
a Class I molar relationship, Class I skeletal pattern, and average Frankfort-mandibular plane angle. The maxillary right central incisor was in a crossbite. A unilateral posterior scissors bite was also present on the left side. The plate was fitted and prescribed for nighttime wear. Positive overjet was achieved after 1 month of treatment. The posterior scissors bite was corrected after 3 months of treatment, and the midline shift was ameliorated. Because a Ti-Ni wire maintained a weak continuous force, the treatment period was minimized. ORTHODONTICS (CHIC) 2013;14:e222e226. doi: 10.11607/ortho.921

Key words: scissors bite, Ti-Ni wire, mixed dentition, removable plate

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