Orthodontic Treatment and Long-Term Management of a Patient With Marfan Syndrome

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Abstract

Marfan syndrome (MFS) is caused by abnormal systemic connective tissue. The main clinical manifestations include long limbs, long slender fingers, lens subluxation, abnormal cardiac valves, and aortic aneurysm. We report the case of an 11-year-old patient with MFS who underwent orthodontic treatment and was followed up until the age of 25 years. We found no significant differences in tooth movement between the patient with MFS and healthy subjects. However, because patients with MFS show characteristic facial growth and an increased risk of developing systemic comorbidities, their dental status requires careful observation over time.

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