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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 395784, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/395784
Case Report

Early Correction of Malocclusion Using Planas Direct Tracks

1Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP Araçatuba Dental School, Preventive and Social Dentistry, Rua José Bonifácio 1193, Vila Mendonça, Araçatuba16015-050, SP, Brazil
2Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP Araçatuba Dental School, Post-Graduation Program, Rua José Bonifácio 1193, Vila Mendonça, Araçatuba 16018-050, SP, Brazil
3Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP Araçatuba Dental School, Orthodontics and Preventive and Social Dentistry, Rua José Bonifácio, 1193, Vila Mendonça, Araçatuba-16015-050, SP, Brazil

Received 15 June 2013; Accepted 2 August 2013

Academic Editors: C. Landes and J. J. Segura-Egea

Copyright © 2013 Renata Reis dos Santos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The correction of functional posterior crossbite through Planas Direct Tracks has many characteristics that can become advantages. The aim of this study was to present a clinical case showing how to use this procedure for early correction with resources available through public health services. The patient, a 4-year-old girl, arrived to receive treatment due to a functional unilateral crossbite. When the mandible was moved to the centric position, it was observed that the teeth had occlusal trauma. An occlusal adjustment was performed. The adjustment was not sufficient to promote functional equilibrium; thus, Planas Direct Tracks were made, resulting in functional equilibrium and correction of the malocclusion. As shown in the case report, the Planas Direct Tracks were effective for the correction of the posterior crossbite. If malocclusion is considered a public health problem, implementation of low-cost and easy-to-execute techniques is needed.