1 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, India

2 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Darshan Dental College and Hospital, Loyara, Udaipur, India


Introduction: Crowding is one of the popular complaints for undergoing treatment so far. The individual who has crowded teeth not only suffers from the unaesthetic appearance, but also with the functional deficiencies in form improper cleaning and gum related problems. Orthodontics is a boon for such people and with the advent of technological break through the correction of crowding is possible within no time with less pain and more comfort.
Case Presentation: A 13-year-old male patient presented himself with the chief compliant of irregularly placed in the upper and lower front teeth. On examination, he had a convex profile with retrognathic mandible, posterior divergence. The intra oral examination revealed angle’s class I malocclusion with 4mm overjet and 5 mm of over bite. The upper anteriors were moderately crowded and the lower anteriors were severely crowded with an in-standing left lateral incisor. Lower dental midline was shifted to the left by 3mm.
Discussion: The article shows the effective non extraction management of crowding case using self-ligating bracket system which otherwise with conventional bracket system would have been difficult to treat with the non-extraction treatment modality