Class II malocclusion in the growing patient consists of several components that contribute to the dentoskeletal disharmony. Maxillary transverse deficiency, upper molar rotation, and mandibular retrusion are the most common features of Class II malocclusion, each one representing a therapeutic target for the clinician. Is there a clinically significant difference between moving the maxillary dentition distally and moving the lower jaw forward? Is functional jaw orthopedics able to produce effective changes in mandibular length short-term and more importantly long-term? Understanding the proper timing of intervention is critical; what can be done early and what should be accomplished at a later stage of development? These and other key questions will be addressed during the lecture, which is based on personal clinical experience and research data.
the clinical management of the different treatment strategies for Class II malocclusion
evidence-based results on the treatment outcomes of Class II malocclusion
the role of treatment timing for optimal efficiency in Class II treatment