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A dental Class III malocclusion treated to a full-cusp Class II molar relationship.

Abstract

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.

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  • Authors

    Miller JR

    Institution

    School of Dentistry, Indiana University, Indianapolis.

    Source

    American 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

    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Anodontia
    Cephalometry
    Female
    Humans
    Malocclusion
    Malocclusion, Angle Class III
    Mouth Breathing
    Orthodontic Appliances
    Orthodontics, Corrective
    Palatal Expansion Technique
    Tooth, Impacted

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    2404400