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Treatment of Class II Division 2 Malocclusion

Description of Class II Division 2 Incisor Relationship

Class II, division 2 is an uncommon problem. In the first example below you can see the increased vertical overlap of the front teeth (overbite) means that the upper front teeth are biting on the gums around the lower front teeth. If left for a long time, it is possible that the gum tissue can be damaged; this is the main reason to correct this problem

Example 1

In this example the situation presented in a growing individual and was therefore corrected without extractions in a two stage treatment; a functional appliance to correct the bite of the back teeth and subsequently fixed appliances were used to align the front teeth and reduce the overbite.

Left teeth before and after treatment Front teeth before and after treatment Left teeth before and after treatment

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Example 2

In this example the situation presented in an older individual and the bite of the back teeth was corrected first with a headgear; subsequently fixed appliances were used to align the teeth and reduce the overbite.

Right teeth before and after treatment Front teeth before and after treatment Left teeth before and after treatment

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