Case 9

Adolescent (permanent dentition)


Constricted maxilla

Unilateral posterior cross-bite

Shifting of the mandible to the left and asymmetric occlusion
Abnormal mandibular function

Congenitally missing lower left 2nd premolar and retained primary 2nd molar


Dentofacial orthopedics

Orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances (brackets) Maintained primary 2nd molar (excellent condition ensuring long-term prognosis)