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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 51-57

Unusual treatment of bimaxillary dentoalveolar protrusion via miniscrews and molar extraction

1 Department of Orthodontic, King Fahad Hospital, Specialized Dental Center, Madina, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Preventive Dental Science, King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Dentistry, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Ahmed R Afify
Professor of Orthodontics, King Abdulaziz University, Faculty of Dentistry P.O.Box: 52368 Jeddah 21563
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2278-0203.99763

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This case report describes the treatment of a Saudi female patient, aged 13 years 8 months at the start of treatment, with a Class I bimaxillary dentoalveolar protrusion and extracted maxillary first molars. Miniscrews were placed bilaterally in the interdental space between both the upper and the lower posterior teeth. The treatment plan consisted of extraction of both lower first permanent molars, distalization of upper and lower premolars using miniscrews followed by en masse retraction of the upper and lower six anterior teeth. The active treatment period was 2 years 8 months. Arch retention was done using upper wrap-around retainer and lower fixed 3-3 retainer. The use of miniscrews helped to resolve the bimaxillary protrusion regardless of extraction pattern used.

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