Intrusion method for a single overerupted maxillary molar using only palatal mini-implants and partial fixed appliances

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Abstract

Mandibular first molars are among the most frequently missing teeth in the adult dentition. As a result, the maxillary first molars are frequently overerupted. Conventional approaches to correct this undesirable molar position with skeletal anchorage usually include both buccal and palatal orthodontic mini-implants. Because palatal mini-implants have greater success rates than buccal ones, this article explains an intrusion method with only palatal mini-implants and limited fixed appliances to produce reliable intrusion of the overerupted molar while preventing undesirable side effects on the adjacent teeth.

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