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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 4062105, 7 pages
Case Report

Vertical and Transverse Management with Transpalatal Arches in an Adult with Class III Malocclusion

Stomatology Department, School of Dentistry, University of Seville, C/Avicena sn, 41009 Seville, Spain

Correspondence should be addressed to R. M. YaƱez-Vico

Received 26 April 2017; Accepted 14 May 2017; Published 31 May 2017

Academic Editor: Andrea Scribante

Copyright © 2017 R. M. Yañez-Vico 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.


The transpalatal arch might be one of the most common intraoral auxiliary fixed appliances used in orthodontics in order to provide dental anchorage. The aim of the present case report is to describe a case in which an adult patient with a tendency to class III, palatal compression, and bilateral posterior crossbite was treated with double transpalatal bars in order to control the torque of both the first and the second molars. Double transpalatal arches on both first and second maxillary molars are a successful appliance in order to control the posterior sectors and improve the torsion of the molars. They allow the professional to gain overbite instead of losing it as may happen with other techniques and avoid enlarging of Wilson curve, obtaining a more stable occlusion without the need for extra help from bone anchorage.