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Modified Haas Expander for the Treatment of Anterior Openbite and Posterior Crossbite Associated with Thumb Sucking-A Case Report: 3-Years Follow-Up

Authors
  • Muradova, Nargiz
  • Özçırpıcı, Ayça Arman
Type
Published Article
Journal
Turkish Journal of Orthodontics
Publisher
Turkish Orthodontic Society
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2019
Volume
32
Issue
4
Pages
247–252
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5152/TurkJOrthod.2019.19070
PMID: 32110471
PMCID: PMC7018498
Source
PubMed Central
Keywords
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Abstract

Thumb sucking is an abnormal habit that occurs in childhood and can cause several malocclusions if it persists for a long time. Malocclusions caused by oral habits require proper treatment timing to maintain a normal growth and should be treated at an early age. This case report shows the management of thumb sucking and early correction of anterior open bite and posterior crossbite by a modified Haas expander. Three-year follow-up results showed the effectiveness of this special designed appliance.

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