Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Manipal University College, Malaysia
*Corresponding Author: Krishna Arora, Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Manipal University College, Malaysia.
Received: October 01, 2021; Published:
This article reports a treatment carried out on 20-years-old female Chinese patient with aesthetic and functional complaints. She presented with Angle’s Class-I malocclusion, crossbite and moderate crowding in maxillary arch, in addition to a slightly incompetent lip. Crossbite and crowding were corrected by dental expansion using self-ligating brackets, which not only contributed to alignment and levelling of teeth but also ensuring less plaque build-up and inflammation, considering poor oral hygiene of the patient. In addition, this appliance also helps during pandemic ensuring less frequent visit to the dental clinic and better overall maintenance. Thanks to the current generation sophisticated mobile and internet connectivity, tele-orthodontics ensured the wellbeing and progress of treatment using e-monitoring. Upon treatment completion, patient's self-esteem had significantly improved, good facial proportions and fuller lips were observed. Patients should be carefully monitored during adolescence to avoid such complex treatments and electronic platforms like video call, pictures sharing in proper format help tracking the progress and avoid any future complication amid Covid-19 crisis.
Keywords: Crossbite; Self-ligating; Fixed Orthodontic Treatment; Tele-orthodontics
Citation: Krishna Arora. “E-monitoring and Tele-orthodontics of a Patients with Crossbite During Covid-19 Pandemic - A Case Report”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.11 (2021): 86-90.
Copyright: © 2021 Krishna Arora. 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.