A dental Class III malocclusion treated to a full-cusp Class II molar relationship.
A case report of a Class III dental malocclusion superimposed on a straight skeletal pattern is presented. The patient was a 14-year-old girl with limited growth potential. This case included congenitally missing maxillary permanent lateral incisors, impacted maxillary permanent canines, and bilateral posterior open bites. The patient's soft-tissue profile was normally convex. In addition to her malocclusion, the patient had a history of difficulty breathing through the nose. The general treatment included palatal expansion, protraction headgear, and comprehensive edgewise orthodontic therapy.
SourceAmerican journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics 97:1 1990 Jan pg 10-9
Malocclusion, Angle Class III
Palatal Expansion Technique
Pub Type(s)Case Reports