Document Type: Case Report(s)
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontic, School of Dentistry, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontic, School of Dentistry, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
PhD Student, Oral and Dental Disease Research Center AND Kerman Social Determinants on Oral Health Research Center, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The aim of this case report is to present an approach used to correct severe rotation of anterior maxillary teeth in a pre-adolescent boy.CASE REPORT: The patient was an 8-year-old boy in the mixed dentition stage and severe rotation of upper right central incisor. Whip appliance was consisted of a removable plate, a cantilever spring and a bonded molar tube on rotated tooth. After initial alignment and overcorrection of rotation during 6 months, circumferential supracrestal fiberotomy was performed. About 1 week after surgery, the device was removed and the retention period initiated.CONCLUSION: He semi-fixed-removable appliance can be very effective for correcting severe rotation of anterior teeth.