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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 105-107

Orthodontic rehabilitation of an adult patient with pathologic migration and crossbite

1 Department of Orthodontics, Kannur Dental College, Kannur, Kerala, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, A.E.C.S. Maaruti College Of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2349-5243.192533

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The number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment for correction of their malocclusion is increasing. More number of periodontally compromised adults is opting for orthodontic treatment. Periodontal bone loss, pathologic migration, gingival recession, traumatic occlusion, and mobility may be seen in such patients. Interdisciplinary treatment approach is required to effectively manage such cases. Orthodontic treatment can correct traumatic occlusions, correct crowding for better oral hygiene maintenance, and prevent further bone loss, to improve esthetics, function, and stability. The purpose of this article is to highlight the role of orthodontics in correcting traumatic occlusions, aligning teeth in case of pathologic migration, and improving the periodontal status of a periodontally compromised adult.

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