Due to lack of space on the dental arcade, the teeth overlap. Teeth “stripping” is often used in addition to dental appliance. In some specific cases, extractions can be suggested.
A cross bite case is defined by the misalignment of the lower and upper jaws. One or more teeth of the lower arch can thus bite outside the upper arch.
“End-to-end” is a kind of malocclusion that refers to a situation where teeth of the two dental arcades touch each other end to end during the closing of the teeth. Teeth wear out over time.
When teeth are too much in front, we use stripping or extractions to generate space and repel teeth. Here, the cases show “bi-proalveole”, meaning that the two arcades go together on the front.
Inter-dental spaces can be adjusted using orthodontic treatments. Depending on the nature of the spaces to be closed, the treatment plan is different.
The upper teeth overlay too much of the lower teeth, which generates wear of the tip of the lower incisors and prevents the establishment of a compression wire at the top. The cases presented here associate moderate to severe overlaps with these overlays.
Some patients show black triangles between some teeth, for different reasons (gingival recession, etc). An orthodontic treatment associated with stripping makes it possible to greatly reduce the incidence of black triangles.
When there is a strong shift between the top and the bottom teeth and that only the teeth of the upper arcade are in front, then we use a treatment that includes either stripping, or in the case of larger offsets, maxillary premolar extractions or surgical mandibular advancement.
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