Conservative compensatory Angle Class III malocclusion treatment

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Edition V17N06 | Year 2012 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 137 to 145

Marcio Costa Sobral , Fernando Antônio De Lima Habib , Liz Matzenbacher

< a name = "summary" id = "summary"> Introduction: Angle?s Class III malocclusion is a dental discrepancy in a sagittal view that may appear or not with an important skeletal discrepancy. Facial esthetics may be affected by this skeletal discrepancy and it is one of the most common complaints of patients who seek orthodontic treatment. Class III treatment, in adults, may be done by compensatory tooth movement, in simple cases, or through an association between orthodontics and orthognathic surgery, in more severe cases.
Objective: This article describes a non-extraction compensatory Class III treatment case, applying the Tweed-Merrifield mechanical principles with headgear (J-Hook) in the mandibular arch. This case was presented at the V Brazilian Association of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (ABOR) Meeting, it was evaluated by members of Brazilian Board of Orthodontics and obtained third place in the general classification.

Angle?s Class III malocclusion, Corrective orthodontics, Extraoral traction appliances,

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