Zygomatic anchorage for en masse retraction in the treatment of severe Class II division 1

Erverdi N., Acar A.

ANGLE ORTHODONTIST, vol.75, no.3, pp.483-490, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : ANGLE ORTHODONTIST
  • Page Numbers: pp.483-490
  • Keywords: zygomatic anchorage, en masse retraction, class II division 1 malocclusion, overjet correction, absolute anchorage, RIGID ENDOSSEOUS IMPLANTS, OPEN-BITE CORRECTION, LONG-TERM STABILITY, MOLARS, PLACEMENT, REGION


An adult female patient who presented with a severe Class II division 1 malocclusion was treated by en masse retraction of upper anterior teeth against zygomatic anchorage. This case report describes the surgical and orthodontic procedures followed during the treatment. En masse retraction of the six anterior teeth by using zygomatic bone anchorage proved to be an efficient method for the correction of a severe overjet problem.