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Int J Orthod Milwaukee. 2013 Summer;24(2):45-8.

Treatment of Class II Div I malocclusion with two phase therapy--a case report.

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Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, J.S.S. Dental College and Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, India.


In our opinion, the main goal of orthodontic treatment has now shifted from attaining normal occlusion to achieving a pleasing soft tissue profile. The following case report presents a case in which normal dental and skeletal relations as well as a pleasing soft tissue profile was achieved. The female growing patient presented with convex profile and incompetent lips with deep mentolabial sulcus. On examination she exhibited a normal maxilla, deficient mandible with a horizontal growth pattern and Class II, Div I malocclusion dentally. Her growth potential was utilized fully with the twin block functional appliance followed by fixed orthodontic treatment. A favorable skeletal, dental and soft tissue relationship was achieved using this two phase therapy.

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