One of the most heated controversies in orthodontics concerns the role of early treatment in the correction of Class II malocclusions. This presentation will describe the clinical outcomes of orthodontic intervention using the comprehensive mixed dentition treatment modality. The discussion will focus on comparing the effectiveness of early treatment of patients with moderate- severe Class II malocclusions to changes observed in untreated Class II and late single-phase Class II treatment samples. Other benefits and limitations will be discussed, as well as the long-term stability of Class II correction in patients who received early treatment in the mixed dentition will also be discussed.
Recognize the effectiveness and benefits of early treatment in correcting developing moderate-severe Class II malocclusions during the mixed dentition stage.
Demonstrate some common characteristics of patients who presented successful early Class II correction.
Evaluate the long-term stability of occlusal outcomes of Class II early treatment.