Article: Volume 31 Number 2 Page 83 - March 2004

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  Dent Update 2004; 31: 83-91

Orthodontics:  The Combined Orthodontic and Surgical Treatment of Traumatic Class II division 2 in the Adult

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Abstract: A mild Class II division 2 incisal relationship is often associated with a pleasing facial profile and aesthetically acceptable arrangement of the teeth.Severe cases,however,have the potential to cause trauma and a number of older patients present with extensive soft and hard tissue damage.Management options may range from simple preventive advice to complicated surgical orthodontics.Detailed assessment of the case is paramount in developing an appropriate treatment plan.

Clinical relevance: Early assessment of the potentially traumatic Class II division 2 malocclusion is of importance.

Author notes: Sean McDonagh, BDentSc, MSc, FDS(Orth), Senior Registrar in Orthodontics, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Birmingham Dental Hospital and John C. Chadwick, BDS, FDS RCS(Edin.), DOrth RCS(Eng.), Consultant in Orthodontics, Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

Objective: To provide an overview of the treatment of adult patients with a Class II division 2 malocclusion.