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Case Studies | Medicine and Dentistry | Indonesia | Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019
Anterior Crowding Treatment with Interproximal Enamel Reduction (IER) Technique of Orthodontics Treatment: Case Report
Abstract: Introduction: Anterior crowding is the most common case in orthodontic patients. Several methods can be performed such as transverse arch expansion, anterior tooth proclination, teeth distalization in the arch, tooth extraction, or interproximal reduction on tooth enamel. Age, facial profiles, and number of crowding determine the treatment options. One of the most commonly known non-extraction techniques (Interproximal Enamel Reduction) is slicing. This technique is indicated for patients with mild to moderate crowding (4-8 mm), slicing is an alternative to tooth extraction. Case Report: A 13-year-old girl came to the Pediatric Hospital Installation at Dental and Oral Hospital (RSGM) of University Padjadjaran complained about the composition of the front crowding, not neat, disrupt the appearance and reduce self-confidence. Discussion: This case report explains in stages the orthodontic treatment of mild crowding using the non-extraction techniques (Interproximal Enamel Reduction). Conclusion: The success of orthodontic treatment in correcting malocclusion, especially cases of crowding depends on many factors of growth and development, namely genetic factors; prenatal and post-natal environment (biological, physical, psycho-social, family, customs, culture, nutritional factors) ; severity of the case, motivation and cooperative of the patient.
Keywords: Crowding, Slicing, Orthodontic treatment, Growth & Development
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 2, February 2019,
Pages: 1405 - 1411