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Interceptive orthodontic treatment: from proper space maintenance to a stable follow-up

Susiane ALLGAYER e Celso Renato Sartori BERTOGLIO

Objective: The objective of this article was to report a clinical case in which the knowledge on facial growth and development of dentition allowed favorable growth redirection in a girl with concave profile, early at the age of 6 years and 2 months. Results: By maxillary expansion, adequate management of the Leeway space during the mixed dentition and utilization of headgear, it was possible to solve the tooth-size discrepancy, eliminating the crowing without the need for extractions. Conclusion: Despite the longer treatment time, the stable outcome in the long term, pleasant smile and balanced face reinforce preventive and interceptive approach.

Keywords: Malocclusion. Orthodontics, preventive. Orthodontics, interceptive. Orthodontics, corrective. Growth and development.

How to cite: Allgayer S, Bertoglio CRS. Interceptive orthodontic treatment: from proper space maintenance to a stable follow-up. Clin Orthod. 2020 Aug-Sept;19(4):161-72.

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