Noncompliance screw supported maxillary molar distalization in a parallel manner

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Nalcaci R., Bicakci A. A., Ozan F.

KOREAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS, vol.40, no.4, pp.250-259, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4041/kjod.2010.40.4.250
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.250-259
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Objective: Intraoral noncompliance upper molar distalization techniques have gained in popularity and have subsequently found to be successful in Class II correction. The aim of the present study was to introduce a screw supported intraoral distalization appliance and investigate its efficiency. Methods: Twenty-one subjects (11 females, 10 males; average age of 14.9 years) with Angle Class II malocclusion participated in this study. Two screws were inserted behind the incisive foramen and immediately loaded to distalize the upper first molars. An intraoral screw supported distalization appliance was used to distalize the upper molars in order to achieve a Class I molar relationship. Skeletal and dental changes were evaluated using cephalometric and three-dimensional (3D) model analysis. Results: Upper molars were distalized 3.95 mm on average and a Class I molar relationship was achieved without any anchorage loss. The upper molars were tipped only 1.49o and the upper right and left molars were rotated only 0.54 degrees and 0.74 degrees respectively which were statistically non-significant (p > 0.05). Conclusions: The newly designed screw supported noncompliance distalization appliance was found to be an effective device for achieving bodily molar distalization without any anchorage loss. (Korean J Orthod 2010;40(4):250-259)