Turkish Journal of Orthodontics
Case Report
Modified Haas Expander for the Treatment of Anterior Openbite and Posterior Crossbite Associated with Thumb Sucking-A Case Report: 3-Years Follow-Up

Modified Haas Expander for the Treatment of Anterior Openbite and Posterior Crossbite Associated with Thumb Sucking-A Case Report: 3-Years Follow-Up

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Department of Orthodontics, Başkent University School of Dentistry, Ankara, Turkey

Turk J Orthod 2019; 32: 247-252
DOI: 10.5152/TurkJOrthod.2019.19070
Read: 120 Downloads: 86 Published: 27 December 2019

Thumb sucking is an abnormal habit that occurs in childhood and can cause several malocclusions if it persists for a long time. Malocclusions caused by oral habits require proper treatment timing to maintain a normal growth and should be treated at an early age. This case report shows the management of thumb sucking and early correction of anterior open bite and posterior crossbite by a modified Haas expander. Three-year follow-up results showed the effectiveness of this special designed appliance.

Cite this article as: Muradova N, Arman Özçırpıcı A. Modified Haas Expander for the Treatment of Anterior Openbite and Posterior Crossbite Associated with Thumb Sucking. A Case Report: 3-Years Follow-Up. Turk J Orthod 2019;  32(4): 247-52.

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