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Non-Surgical Treatments of Skeletal class III Malocclusion with Sever Anterior Cross Bite: A Case Report

Author Affiliations

  • 1Orthodontic Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 2Orthodontic Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  • 3Orthodontic Unit, School of Dental Sciences, Health Campus, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 4, Issue (12), Pages 1-4, December,28 (2016)


Improvement in facial aesthetics is the primary reason of patients approaching for orthodontic treatment. Skeletal class III is one of the types of skeletal dysplasia which is often associated with excessive mandibular growth, maxillary deficiency in sagittal plane and vertical plane. Severe skeletal discrepancy often needs assistance of surgical orthodontics in non-growing patients. However, orthodontic camouflage is one of the options for the treatment of such cases. This case report presents a 22 year non growing male with severe skeletal class III associated with maxillary anterior cross-bite, with unpleasant smile and excessive protracted mandible. Treatment involved use of camouflage fixed orthodontic treatment along with posterior bite plan for retraction of anterior mandibular dentoalvolar segment.


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