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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 1057263, 12 pages
Case Report

Orthodontic Protocol Using Mini-Implant for Class II Treatment in Patient with Special Needs

1CORA Vilhena, Vilhena, RO, Brazil
2Department of Orthodontics, Universidade do Sagrado Coração, Bauru, SP, Brazil

Received 24 July 2016; Accepted 20 September 2016

Academic Editor: Sukumaran Anil

Copyright © 2016 Fernando Pedrin Carvalho Ferreira 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.


Improving facial and dental appearance and social interaction are the main factors for special needs (SN) patients to seek orthodontic treatment. The cooperation of SN patients and their parents is crucial for treatment success. Objective. To show through a case report the satisfactory results, both functional and esthetic, in patients with intellectual disability, congenital nystagmus, and severe scoliosis. Materials Used. Pendulum device with mini-implants as anchorage unit. Results. Improvement of facial and dental esthetics, correction of Class II malocclusion, and no root resorption shown in the radiographic follow-up. Conclusion. Knowing the limitations of SN patients, having a trained team, motivating and counting on the cooperation of parents and patients, and employing quick and low-cost orthodontic therapy have been shown to be the essential factors for treatment success.