Orthodontic retreatment of a Class III patient with significant midline asymmetry and bilateral posterior crossbite

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Edition V20N01 | Year 2015 | Editorial BBO Clinical Case | Pages 118 to 126

Ademir R. Brunetto

Posterior crossbite might cause serious long-term functional problems if not early treated. Nevertheless, in older patients, treatment might include palatal expansion in order to correct such malocclusion. In view of the above, this article aims at reporting late correction of bilateral posterior crossbite associated with Angle Class III malocclusion, right subdivision, with consequent midline shift (good skeletal pattern). The case was presented to the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (BBO), with DI equal to or greater than 10, as a requirement for the title of certified by the BBO.

Angle Class III malocclusion, Dental asymmetry, Posterior crossbite,

Brunetto AR. Orthodontic retreatment of a Class III patient with significant midline asymmetry and bilateral posterior cross- bite. Dental Press J Orthod. 2015 Jan-Feb;20(1):118-26. DOI: http://dx.doi. org/10.1590/2176-9451.20.1.118-126.bbo

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