Dento Facial Orthopedics

This eleven year old boy was treated with a non-extraction technique by a General Dental Practitioner. He was actually on a waiting list to have premolar removal prior to retraction type Orthodontics.

The parents concerned for his well being sought a second opinion regarding his treatment, and on further consultation decided on non-extraction therapy.

Treatment time up to the second portrait picture was 15 months!

This consisted of starting treatment with an upper expansion removable orthopaedic appliance (Schwarz) Followed by 9 months of removable functional appliance (Bionator).