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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:
Spring 2001
Volume 2 , Issue 1

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A Difficult Agenesis Case Made Easier by Autotransplantation: Deep Overbite with One Incisor and Two Second Premolars Missing in the Mandible

Arild Stenvik, DDS, MSD, PhD, Björn U. Zachrisson, DDS, MSD, PhD

Pages: 45–50

Aim: The orthodontic treatment of an adolescent female patient with Class I malocclusion, extremely deep anterior overbite, and congenital absence of three mandibular teeth is described. Methods: Autotransplantation of two developing premolars from the maxilla to the mandibular posterior region was an important part of the treatment plan. Using a segmented approach, and a treatment period of 1 year and 10 months, a satisfactory result was obtained, both sagittally and vertically. Since it was possible to keep an optimal mandibular incisor inclination and position, the posttreatment facial profile is excellent. Conclusion: The autotransplantation of two developing premolars, which was fundamental for the achievement of this biologic treatment solution, is an exciting technique. World J Orthod 2001;2:45–50.

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