Developing CL-II Div 1 Malocclusion- Should We Wait Or Intercept? 163-165
Dr. Anil Sharma Alignorthodontics,
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In our day to day practice, we come across many cases in which a class-II div-I malocclusion is developing due to the mesial drifting of the maxillary permanent 1st molars. This mesial drift could be the result of the loss of tooth material due to caries (1), the premature exfoliation/ extraction of the deciduous molars (2) or the ectopic eruption of the maxillary permanent 1st molars (3). A common advise at this juncture by a general practitioner, is to wait till the eruption of the full compliment of the teeth before initiating orthodontic treatment, thereby increasing the chances of premolar extractions for the correction of a full blown class-II div-I malocclusion. Presented in this article are cases in which a developing Class-II div1 malocclusion was successfully intercepted and corrected in the mixed dentition period.