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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-49

An alternative choice: Obtaining space for a canine with asymmetric fan type expansion appliance

Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey

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Ebubekir Toy
Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Inonu University, 44280 Malatya
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2321-3825.125929

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A 12-year old female patient presented with her unesthetic appearance while smiling. The patient had a vestibule positioned upper-left canine, beside mesofacial face type, flat profile, Class II molar and canine relationships clinically. Dental crowding was 7.8 mm in the upper arch and 4.1 mm in the lower. Treatment plan included to obtain space for the upper-left canine using a modified fan type expansion appliance, followed by comprehensive fixed orthodontic treatment. The aim of this case report is to present a non-extraction treatment of a patient using asymmetric fan type expansion appliance.

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