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Case Report
Mini-Implant-Assisted En Masse Protraction of Maxillary Posterior Segment
1 Attending Orthodontist, Amiri Hospital, Ministry of Health, Kuwait  
2 Division of Orthodontics, Department of Craniofacial Sciences, University of Connecticut School of Dentistry, Farmington, CT  
Turk J Orthod 2019; 32: 182-189
DOI: 10.5152/TurkJOrthod.2019.18058
Key Words: Mini-Implant , ‘en masse’ protraction, T-bar


Protraction of posterior teeth to close the spaces in patients with congenitally missing maxillary lateral incisors is challenging. Mini-implants are a reliable source of anchorage for this purpose. This case report demonstrates the application of a T-bar protraction appliance with a palatal mini-implant for en masse protraction of posterior teeth into the lateral incisor space in an adolescent patient. The patient’s occlusion and esthetics were significantly improved, and ideal overjet and overbite were obtained after 30 months of treatment. Follow-up records six months after the completion of the treatment displayed stable results.



Cite this article as: Alshatti H, Chen PJ, Feldman JA, Upadhyay M, Yadav S. Mini-Implant-Assisted En Masse Protraction of Maxillary Posterior Segment. Turk J Orthod 2019;  32(3): 182-9.

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