Treatment of bignathic malocclusions with multistage active force orthodontic movements in a cat

Chad W. Lothamer, Jason W. Soukup

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Abstract

Untreated malocclusions may lead to negative oral health sequelae including, but not limited to, pain, dental trauma, periodontal disease, and endodontic disease. Thus, orthodontic treatments of malocclusion in companion animals are often pursued for reasons other than cosmesis. Treatment may provide a pain-free, functional occlusion with the opportunity for the best possible long-term oral health. This report describes the multistage orthodontic treatment of a bignathic malocclusion in a cat, highlighting the complexities and complications that may arise with orthodontic movement of multiple teeth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7-17
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Veterinary Dentistry
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Class I malocclusion
  • Feline
  • Labioversion
  • Mesioversion
  • Orthodontic tooth movement

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