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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2019, Article ID 1909063, 6 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/1909063
Case Report

Interceptive Orthodontics with Resin Turbos for Pseudo-Class III Malocclusions

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Correspondence should be addressed to Neal D. Kravitz; moc.liamg@ztivarklaen

Received 31 January 2019; Accepted 26 March 2019; Published 5 May 2019

Academic Editor: Hüsamettin Oktay

Copyright © 2019 Neal D. Kravitz. 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

Background and Overview. Lingual eruption of the permanent maxillary central incisors in the early mixed dentition can result in a traumatic anterior crossbite, causing mobility and gingival recession to the opposing mandibular incisors. Case Description. This case report presents a common finding of a 7-year-old boy with a dental crossbite and pseudo-Class III malocclusion caused by lingual eruption of the maxillary central incisors. An interceptive phase of orthodontic treatment was provided by bonding a beveled resin turbo on the mandibular incisors. The crossbite was corrected in 3 months without any orthodontic appliances. In the absence of the traumatic occlusion, the mandibular incisors stabilized and the gingival tissue was expected to regenerate. Conclusions and Practical Implications. Dentists and orthodontists can place beveled resin turbos on the mandibular incisors to jump an anterior dental crossbite conservatively, without the use of orthodontic brackets and wires.