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.
School of Dentistry, Indiana University, Indianapolis.
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