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

Keywords

  • Bionator
  • Class II
  • Malocclusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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