Treatment of Class II Division 1 Malocclusion
Description of Class II Division 1 Incisor Relationship
Class II, division 1 malocclusion - protruding front teeth - can often be managed without extractions in the young patient using a functional appliance to correct the increased overjet (the horizontal distance between the upper and lower front teeth) and the bite of the back teeth.
In this example only a removable functional appliance was used to correct the 10 mm overjet. This treatment was remarkably quick and only took 9 months.
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In this example a functional appliance was used to correct the overjet and afterwards the spaces between the front teeth were closed with fixed appliances. This treatment took about 18 months.