Improvement of facial profile by nonextraction orthodontic treatment with temporary skeletal anchorage devices and visual treatment objectives

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Abstract

A 15-year-old girl with a convex profile and a retrognathic chin was referred for improvement of her profile. Nonextraction orthodontic therapy with temporary skeletal anchorage devices was used to improve her facial balance in a total active treatment time of 26 months. Her occlusion and profile were significantly improved by the treatment. Posttreatment records after 12 months showed excellent results with good occlusion and facial harmony.

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