Fixed: Class III, Cuspid Substitution

Case ID : BX8RN-013
Doctor : Dr. Tito Norris (San Antonio, TX)
Start Date : 2014-02-26
Finish Date : 2014-02-26
Age : Adolescent
Age in Years : 12
Gender : Female

Extraction : Extraction
Diagnosis : Class 3
Mechanics : Labial

  • Estimated Orthodontic Treatment Time – 30 Month 100% 100%
  • Actual OrthoPulse Treatment Time – 14 Months, 52% Less Time, 16 Months Faster 48% 48%

Case Commentary : Very challenging Class III skeletal case with missing first premolar and pegged #7.

Treatment Plan : A cuspid substitution treatment plan was chosen, with extraction of #7 for better symmetry. Following conversion of cuspids to lateral, two palatal TADs were utilized as anchors to protract the maxillary posterior teeth anteriorly.

Analysis of Results Achieved : The rate of tooth movement achieved was encouraging for such a difficult case.