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Keywords:

  • elderly;
  • orthodontics;
  • tooth movement

Orthodontic appliances can take advantage of favourable growth in adolescents to achieve treatment goals. However in the elderly where growth potential is modest, tooth movement is still highly feasible and is a useful adjunct to multidisciplinary treatment. Orthodontic treatment of the elderly normally involves limited objectives with goals customised to the patients concerns and functional needs. This case report demonstrates that orthodontic treatment of the elderly is possible and can improve the function and aesthetics of the dentition and thus increase their quality of life.