Class III malocclusion with severe anteroposterior discrepancy*

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Edition V17N05 | Year 2012 | Editorial BBO Clinical Case | Pages 178 to 189

Susana Maria Deon Rizzatto

This study aims at reporting the clinical case of a patient with Class III skeletal malocclusion with severe maxillary deficiency, producing a reduced midface associated with severe mandibular prognathism. The pre-surgical orthodontic preparation was composed mainly by dentoalveolar expansion and repositioning of the incisors in the lower arch. Then, a combined maxillary and mandibular orthognathic surgery was performed. The treatment objectives were achieved, with significant improvement in facial esthetics and occlusion, followed by post-treatment stability. This case was presented to the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics and Facial Orthopedics (BBO), as part of the requirements for obtaining the title of Diplomate by BBO.

Class III malocclusion, Corrective orthodontics, Orthognathic surgery,

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