Aim: To demonstrate the use of the air-rotor stripping technique for conservative treatment
of malocclusion. Methods: Necessary space was created using air-rotor stripping. Class III
malocclusion was treated with a fixed mandibular appliance, Class III traction, and a maxillary
Essix appliance for anchorage. Results and Conclusion: It was demonstrated that airrotor
stripping is a suitable option in the treatment of malocclusion. Overbite and overjet
were increased to acceptable relationships in 15 months. The air-rotor stripping technique
is a conservative and predictable treatment option, which can be used for correction of mild
to moderate crowding, as well as for some cases of Class II and Class III malocclusion.
World J Orthod 2002;3:233–238.