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G. Shivaprakash

Citation Information : Shivaprakash G. FUNCTIONAL TREATMENT OBJECTIVE-ROLE IN TWO PHASE TREATMENT. CODS J Dent 2013; 5 (2):9-12.

DOI: 10.5005/cods-5-2-9

License: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


A distal occlusion exerts restraining occlusal forces on the mandibular dentition, and the maxillary dental arch is narrow from distal positioning of the lower dentition. These factors may not allow the mandible to grow to its full genetic potential In severe class II. In the hands of an experienced clinician, full time functional appliances are most efficient in correcting severe class II malocclusion than conventional fixed appliance techniques without mandibular propulsion. This is especially true when the treatment is timed to coincide with the pubertal growth spurt. A case successfully treated with two phase treatment to meet the functional treatment objective is presented.

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