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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 662-666
Functional approach to a Class II patient with upper first molar impaction


1 Department of Orthodontics, University of Florence, Via Ponte di Mezzo 46, Florence 50125, Italy
2 Department of TMD of Univesity of Florence, Via Ponte di Mezzo 46, Florence 50125, Italy

Correspondence Address:
Giacomo D'Orlandi
Department of Orthodontics, University of Florence, Via Ponte di Mezzo 46, Florence 50125
Italy
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.147120

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The lack of the left first molar maxillary and the left second molar maxillary, caused respectively by impaction and agenesis is a very rare case, which determines an important occlusal imbalance and asymmetrical mandible movement. A gnatologic and functional orthodontic approach were planned to improve the retrognathic mandible and the muscular activity using kinesiograph and electromyography.


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