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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:
Fall 2009
Volume 10 , Issue 3

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Report Of A Patient With A Class II Occlusion Using The Begg Technique To Move The First Molars Distally

Ozge Uslu/Dilek Erdem

Pages: 252–256
PMID: 19885429

A 14-year-old female with a Class II occlusion and an increased overbite was treated using a Begg appliance and a modified Henrikson’s arch. The treatment resulted in a Class I occlusion and ideal overjet, overbite, and incisor angulation. Class I occlusion was achieved after 6 months, and total treatment time was 1 year 6 months. The Begg technique with intermaxillary traction to move posterior teeth distally is an effective method to correct a Class II occlusion with minimum mandibular crowding. World J Orthod 2009;10:252–256.

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