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Treatment of Skeletal Class II Malocclusion Using The “Forsus” Appliance: A Case Report

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Author(s): Ankur Chaukse, | Sandhya Jain, | M.S. Rami Reddy, | Rachna Dubey, | Shan Mammen John, | Suma S.

Journal: People's Journal of Scientific Research
ISSN 0974-6358

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 39;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Fixed functional appliance | Forsus | Class II malocclusion | Growth modulation.

ABSTRACT
Fixed functional appliances are valuable tools introduced to assist in the correction of skeletal class II malocclusions at the deceleration stage of growth for achieving stable results. The most commonly used such appliances are the Herbst appliance and the Jasper jumper. The recent advance in the field of fixed functional appliance is the Forsus appliance. We are reporting a 16 year old patient with a skeletal class II malocclusion treated using the Forsus appliance. The appliance was worn for 4 months after the initial alignment with fixed mechanotherapy (MBT O22). The mandible was brought forward to a class I skeletal and dental relationship by the end of this treatment.
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