Meriam Nasfi1*, Hiba Gmati2, Mounira Rtibi2, Abdelatif Boughzela3 and Anissa Zinelabidine4
1Resident in Orthodontics, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia
2Resident in Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia
3Professor and Head of Department, Department of Orthodontics, Farhat Hached Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia
4Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia
*Corresponding Author: Meriam Nasfi, Resident in Orthodontics, Farhat Hached University Hospital, Sousse, Tunisia.
Received: December 18, 2020; Published: January 28, 2021
In this case report, treatment of skeletal Class I malocclusion with a convex proﬁle showing a gummy smile with incisive diastema was described.
Intrusion of the upper incisors using mini-screw implants as an orthodontic anchorage was our treatment of choice. The patient’s smile was also improved using periodontal procedures.
An adequate overbite and overjet, as well as a satisfactory maxillary gingival exposure in the smile were obtained at the end of the treatment.
The aim of this paper was to highlight the importance of mini-implants for incisors intrusion and gummy smile correction in the anterior area. In order to intrude and procline the retroclined extruded incisors, both upper anterior mini-implants (1.2 x 8.0 mm) and elastic chains were utilized. Mini-implants can successfully be used as orthodontic anchorage for anterior teeth intrusion.
Keywords: Gummy Smile; TADs; Orthodontic Anchorage; Intrusion
Citation: Meriam Nasfi.,et al. “Mini-implants for Gummy Smile Management: A Case Report”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.2 (2021): 128-134.
Copyright: © 2021 Meriam Nasfi.,et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.