Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Tandheelkunde vol:115 issue:8 pages:411-8
Four patients with a Class II/1 malocclusion were treated. Despite their common malocclusion, the 4 patients had a different skeletal and dentofacial structure, which resulted in four different treatments. Whether treatment is indicated and which treatment is preferable depends on many factors, such as expected jaw growth, the possibility of jaw adaptation, the motivation of the patient and his or her parents and psychological factors. In the case of children and young adolescents a Class II/1 malocclusion can be treated with orthopaedic appliances, in which case natural growth and adaptation mechanisms of the face and jaw are exercised in the correction. In treating these 4 patients, both functional and extra-oral orthopaedic appliances were used.