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CASE REPORT Retreatment of an Adult Skeletal Class II Patient

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 09 : PAGES (545-552) 2013

EDUARDO FRANZOTTI SANT'ANNA, DDS, MDS, PHD

MARIANA MARQUEZAN, DDS, MDS

CLAUDIA FRANZOTTI SANT'ANNA, DDS

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Adult patients may seek orthodontic retreatment because of an unfavorable skeletal growth pattern, an unsuccessful previous treatment plan, post-treatment relapse, or a new self-perception of dental appearance. Such retreatment is always a challenge: not only is the patient disinclined to wear braces again, but the clinician must be wary of potentially unfavorable sequelae such as root resorption. In some cases, important orthodontic assets such as extractions or orthognathic surg...

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