publication . Article . 2014

Skeletal class III camouflage by mandibular incisor extraction: A case report

Janardhanan Kumaresan; Tamizharasi Senthil Kumar; Senthil Kumar;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2014 Journal: APOS Trends in Orthodontics, volume 4, page 40 (issn: 2321-1407, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Scientific Scholar
Treatment planning in orthodontics plays a key role in determining the successful treatment of any kind of malocclusion. Skeletal class III malocclusions are generally difficult to treat because of the complex nature of the skeletal and dental manifestations they produce. Mild to moderate skeletal class III malocclusions sometimes have an acceptable facial profile where orthodontic camouflage is possible. In this case report, camouflage of a mild skeletal class III is done by the extraction of a single mandibular incisor, which helped in maintaining the profile of the patient and also in the correction of crowding in the mandibular anterior region.
Medical Subject Headings: stomatognathic diseasesstomatognathic system
free text keywords: Facial profile, Lower incisor extraction, Skeletal Class III, Dentistry, RK1-715
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