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Case report, Severe Malocclusion - Sample D:
Date: 07 August 2001

Patient History

The following case study shows changes in dental architecture and facial architecture using SOMA treatment. Presenting with a severe malocclusion in both the upper and lower arch with a class two bite, the patient did not have adequate space for all his permanent teeth. Consequently, the upper right canine was palatally placed and un-erupted. The patient also presented with chronic sinusitis, swollen tonsils and a mouth-breathing behavior pattern.

SOMA treatment

Using SOMA treatment, the patient’s malocclusion was significantly improved and space was established for all permanent teeth including the palatally placed upper right canine. The class two bite was resolved with a natural forward position of the lower jaw. While the chronic sinusitis, swollen tonsils and mouth-breathing behavior all resolved with correction of the dental architecture. No extractions, nor use of rapid maxillary expansion was used in the treatment process.

07 August 2001
before
10 September 2008
after

BEFORE - 07 August 2001
before A
before B

ONGOING - 11 December 2002
ongoing A
ongoing B

ONGOING - 10 January 2007
ongoing A
ongoing B

AFTER - 10 September 2008
after A
after B


A spring was used to pull the upper right palatally placed canine,
bucally into alignment
Alignment 1
Alignment 2
Alignment 3

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