Treatment of angle class II malocclusions with a newly modified bionator combined with headgear

Yen Chun Lin, Hsiang Chien Lin, Wei Nan Wang, Sheng Yang Lee, Hung Huey Tsai

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Abstract

The bionator is one of the most commonly used functional appliances in treating Angle Class II division 1 malocclusions. However, the original type of bionator often causes lower incisor flaring and is limited in cases with mild crowding. There is little published literature on treating Angle Class II division 2 malocclusions using bionators. Our group suggested some modifications to the original-type bionator, including addition of an anterior resin cap, upper and lower labial bows, an expansion screw and a posterior resin wedge, to attempt to overcome limitations of the original design. This article shows our results on two male patients, one with an Angle Class II division 1 malocclusion with a large overjet and the other with an Angle Class II division 2 malocclusion. The treatment was completed using a newly modified bionator with no other fixed appliance and resulted in a decrease in facial convexity, a reduced overjet and overbite, ideal interincisal relationships, and a harmonious profile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-95
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Dental Sciences
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

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Keywords

  • Bionator
  • Class II
  • Malocclusion

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Treatment of angle class II malocclusions with a newly modified bionator combined with headgear. / Lin, Yen Chun; Lin, Hsiang Chien; Wang, Wei Nan; Lee, Sheng Yang; Tsai, Hung Huey.

In: Journal of Dental Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 2, 06.2009, p. 87-95.

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Lin, Yen Chun ; Lin, Hsiang Chien ; Wang, Wei Nan ; Lee, Sheng Yang ; Tsai, Hung Huey. / Treatment of angle class II malocclusions with a newly modified bionator combined with headgear. In: Journal of Dental Sciences. 2009 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 87-95.
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