Treatment of division II malocclusion in young adult with ForsusTM fatigue-resistant device

Nayak, Us Krishna; Goyal, Varun
March 2012
Indian Journal of Dental Research;Mar/Apr2012, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p289
Academic Journal
The traditional technique for correcting class II malocclusion -- involving the use of class II elastics and headgear -- has been problematic due to its dependence on patient compliance. Functional orthopedic treatment seeks to correct malocclusions and harmonize the shape of the dental arch and orofacial functions. Removable functional appliances are normally very large in size, have unstable fixation, cause discomfort, exert pressure on the mucosa, reduce space for the tongue, cause difficulties in deglutition and speech, and very often affect esthetic appearance. With a fixed appliance like the ForsusTM fatigue-resistant device (FRD), as the appliance is fixed, there is less dependence on patient compliance and the remaining growth after the pubertal growth spurt can be harbored effectively. The ForsusTM FRD is not as rigid as the previous fixed functional appliances and hence is comfortable for the patients. In this case report we describe a patient at the end of the growth stage who had mandibular retrognathia and was successfully treated with the ForsusTM FRD.


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