Two-stage treatment of skeletal Class III malocclusion during the early permanent dentition.

Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, School of Stomatology, Peking University, Beijing, China.
American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (Impact Factor: 1.46). 11/2005; 128(4):520-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2004.03.044
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ABSTRACT A patient with skeletal Class III malocclusion was treated in 2 phases during the early permanent dentition. In phase 1, maxillary protraction was combined with rapid palatal expansion; in phase 2, fixed appliances were placed. The results were good posttreatment, and, 1 year later, a favorable growth tendency could be observed. This report shows that treatment for a patient with skeletal Class III malocclusion can be started in the early permanent dentition, with very good final results.

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