Orthodontic Treatment in a Beta-Thalassemia Major Patient


  • Shivani Singh Reader, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India.


β thalassemia, Orofacial, Orthodontic, Mandibular, Cochrane


Surgical procedures are the most popular choice of treatment for beta-thalassemia major patients. Although these procedures could be life-threatening, orthodontic treatment modality has received little or no attention in the past five decades. Only two case reports have described the treatment of these patients with fixed orthodontics in conjunction with orthopaedic appliances. The following report describes a combination of orthodontic and functional appliances for the treatment of moderate dentofacial deformities in an adolescent male patient suffering from beta thalassemia major.

How to cite this article:
Singh S. Orthodontic Treatment in a BetaThalassemia Major Patient. J Adv Res Dent Oral Health 2022; 7(3&4): 1-5.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.24321/2456.141X.202202