Orthodontic management of a patient with cherubism: A case report

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Abstract

Introduction:

The aim of this case report was to present the successful orthodontic treatment of an adolescent girl with cherubism.

Methods:

The patient began treatment after puberty. Necessary extractions were performed, and she had full-arch treatment of the maxillary and mandibular anterior teeth. A series of archwires was used in a timely manner to create an adequate arch form and close the interdental spaces. Once treatment was completed, retention was ensured with a maxillary spring aligner and mandibular fixed retainer.

Results:

Maxillary alignment and an adequate arch form were achieved, and mandibular treatment was limited to the anterior segment. The patient finished treatment with an esthetically pleasing smile.

Conclusions:

There have been few reports of orthodontic treatment for a patient with cherubism. This case report provides evidence that complete or limited orthodontic treatment can be provided to these patients to improve facial esthetics and bolster their self-esteem.

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