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A Tailored Approach for Growth Modification: An Innovative Approach

Ranjit Kamble, Narendra S Sharma, Preethi Sharma

Citation Information : Kamble R, Sharma NS, Sharma P. A Tailored Approach for Growth Modification: An Innovative Approach. World J Dent 2017; 8 (4):334-342.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1461

Published Online: 01-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



The aim of this study is to evaluate the treatment effects of the clear block appliance during comprehensive correction of class II malocclusion in growing patients.


Sagittal discrepancy commonly exists in skeletal class II malocclusions. The popular of the class II malocclusions is division 1 type among them. The presence of original skeletal jaw abnormality is the origin of the class II malocclusions. The treatment result of such skeletal malocclusion depends on the age, latent growth, and cooperation of the individual. The class II division 1 malocclusion in a growing individual can be successfully treated with different types of myofunctional appliance. The present article illustrates a new approach (clear block appliance) to correct sagittal discrepancy to make optimal use of the patient's pubertal growth spurt to achieve best possible results. Based on the results in these patients, the clear block appliance was very effective in correcting class II malocclusions. Although the results are positive, they should be tested on a large sample size.

Clinical significance

Clear block appliance proved to be the best alternative to other myofunctional appliances, where side effects in the form of anchorage loss or proclination of lower incisor do not occur with similar results.

How to cite this article

Sharma N, Shrivastav S, Kamble R, Sharma P. A Tailored Approach for Growth Modification: An Innovative Approach. World J Dent 2017;8(4):334-342.

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