Early Orthodontic Treatment is no More Effective in Treating Prominent Upper Front Teeth (Class II malocclusion) Than Late Treatment

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Abstract

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Orthodontic Treatment for Prominent Upper Front Teeth in Children

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Harrison JE, O'Brien KD, Worthington HV.

ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007;(3): CD003452. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003452.pub2

LEVEL OF EVIDENCE

1

STRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADE

A

PURPOSE

This study tested whether orthodontic treatment for prominent upper front teeth (Class II malocclusion) was more effective when begun early (ages 7 to 9) rather than waiting until children reached adolescence to begin treatment.

SOURCE OF FUNDING

External support:

SOURCE OF FUNDING

Internal support:

SOURCE OF FUNDING

Potential Conflict of Interest: One author (Kevin O'Brien) was involved in acquiring funding, running, and reporting of 2 of the trials included in this review.

TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN

Systematic review

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