Mini-implant-anchored Mesialslider for simultaneous mesialisation and intrusion of upper molars in an anterior open bite case: a three-year follow-up


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Australasian Orthodontic Journal

Australian Society of Orthodontists

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Mini-implant-anchored Mesialslider for simultaneous mesialisation and intrusion of upper molars in an anterior open bite case: a three-year follow-up

Benedict Wilmes * / Vandana Katyal / Jan Willmann / Bruce Stocker / Dieter Drescher

Citation Information : Australasian Orthodontic Journal. Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 87-97, DOI:

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Published Online: 15-August-2021



Background: The present case report describes the orthodontic treatment and long-term follow-up of an adult female patient (27 years) who was diagnosed with a mild Class III malocclusion characterised by an anterior and lateral open bite and three periodontally-compromised first permanent molars.

Aim: The aim of treatment was to provide an acceptable aesthetic and functional occlusion while, at the same time, improving the periodontal prognosis.

Methods: The patient was treated with fixed orthodontic appliances utilising direct and indirect skeletal anchorage derived from two mini-screws placed in the palate and one mandibular buccal mini-screw.

Results: The objectives of good aesthetics, a functional occlusion, a healthy periodontium and a balanced profile were achieved. The total treatment time was 31 months, which comprised 13 months of maxillary fixed labial appliances and 25 months of mandibular fixed labial appliances. The three-year follow-up records showed stability of the Class III correction.

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