Main Instructor Te-Ju Wu
Department / Institution Orthodontic Department, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Classification Case report
MRI scan is a non-invasive technique to create detailed images of organ or tissue inside the body,which plays a vital role for diagnosis and monitor of disease progression. However ,for patients who need periodical MRI scan, there is the barrier to seek traditional braces treatment due to artifacts from metallic objects. One of solutions demonstrates that debonding of these metal-contained appliances but possessing drawbacks including waste of time and risk of enamel fracture. This report presents a patient requiring routine MRI scan and undergoing a novel approach for correction of anterior crossbite.
This is a case of 18-year-old female concerning about reverse occlusion. With past medical history of pituitary microadenoma , patient received MRI examination annually for periodic follow-up visits. Clinical examination revealed anterior cross bite of #11 , #12 , #22 on skeletal Class III base.After consideration about the inconvenient use of traditional braces , we chose aligner treatment to ensure accuracy of image interpretation under MRI scan. The total treatment procedure took 31 months long. Finally , the reverse occlusion was corrected and restored with solid interdigitation.
「Discussion and Summary」
For patients with the need of taking MRI scan annually, there has been challenges to start traditional braces treatment. In our case report , this aligner treatment overcame the problem and optimizing outcomes was achieved.
A Novel Approach of Orthodontic Treatment for Patients Requiring MRI Examination Annually- A Case Report