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Early Treatment of a Class II Malocclusion with the Trainer for Kids (T4K): A Case Report
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Early Treatment of a Class II Malocclusion with the Trainer for Kids (T4K): A Case Report
An, So-Youn; Kim, Ah-Hyeon; Shim, Youn-Soo; Kim, Min-Jeong;
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 Abstract
(Myofunctional Research Co, Australia) is one of the myofunctional appliance developed to be used in children of mixed dentition. Myofuncitonal appliance stimulate the facial, masticatory and tongue muscle and help to balance the muscular force. Labial bow included in the device exerts strength in excessively labial inclineded upper jaw, Lip bumper blocks strength of the mouth to prevent abnormal strength exerted in lower jaw, Tongue tag secures proper position of tongue, and additional exercise is not required for child patients. For the more, simpler design and softer texture of device prmoted cooperation of patients during use. This case report is to present the satisfactory results gained by using on Class II patients. Comment 1. was applied in Class II malocclusion patients of mixed dentition with expected space insufficient to gain facial improvement. 2. Excessive overjet, overbite were improved. 3. Main effects are regarded to have been achieved by development of lingual slant of upper jaw, labial slant of lower jaw, and lower part of jawbone. 4. Bad habits, such as mouth breathing, can also be adjusted.
 Keywords
Bad oral habit;Class II malocclusion;;
 Language
Korean
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