publication . Article . 2016

Management of skeletal Class III malocclusion with reverse pull headgear in a growing individual

Ambreen Afzal; Hasnain Sakrani; NorishaEhsan Mahmood; Kamellia Mehershahi; Fatima Burney;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016 Journal: APOS Trends in Orthodontics (issn: 2321-1407, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
Skeletal Class III malocclusion is considered to be one of the most difficult orthodontic problems to treat. This malocclusion is associated with the retrognathic maxilla or prognathic mandible or sometimes a combination of both. The treatment of such cases requires an integrated approach and a comprehensive treatment plan including growth modification, dental camouflage, or orthognathic surgery. In a growing patient, orthopedic correction of skeletal Class III malocclusion with the help of a reverse pull headgear is crucial as it can reduce the chances of further surgical treatment to correct the skeletal discrepancy. This case report describes the management o...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: stomatognathic diseases
free text keywords: Appliances, growth modification, integrated approach, malocclusion, orthopedic, retrognathic, reverse pull headgear, skeletal discrepancy, surgically, Dentistry, RK1-715
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