Original Article

Effects of Orthodontic Camouflage Treatment on Dentofacial Structures of Young Adult Females with Class II Malocclusion


  • Bülent Baydaş
  • Esengül Ulukaya
  • İsmail Ceylan

Turk J Orthod 2005;18(2):131-143

The adult patients with dental and skeletal Class II malocclusion are generally treated with orthognatic surgery. However, for the patients that refuse surgical option dental camouflage treatment is a common treatment method to achieve acceptable occlusion and facial esthetics. In the present study, Class II camouflage treatment with maxillary first premolar extraction was applied to 19 female adult patients with Class II malocclusion and at the mean age of 16.3. Ten of the subjects had skeletal Class I (ANB:1-5) and the other 9 had mild skeletal Class II (ANB:5-7) malocclusion. The changes due to treatment were investigated by means of pre- and post-treatment lateral cephalometric films and the results were evaluated with the paired t test. Statistically significant changes were found in both dental and skeletal and soft tissue measurements. The results of the present study showed that Class II camouflage treatment gives satisfactory results in young adult patients with skeletal Class I and dental Class II cases or mild and borderline dental and skeletal Class II malocclusion if the indication is put accurately.

Keywords: Class II malocclusion, Young adult patients, Camouflage treatment, Lateral cephalometric films