Edition V25N2 | Year 2020 | Editorial Online Article | Pages 24 to 24
Introduction: Skeletal Class III malocclusion with asymmetry is one of the most difficult problems to correct in orthodontics. A functional shift of the mandible in growing patients may occur accompanying a Class III, due to constricted maxillary arch and occlusal interferences. Studies have indicated that posterior unilateral crossbite develops early and has a low rate of spontaneous correction. It may further lead to development of mandibular and facial asymmetry by growth and displacement of mandible if left untreated in growing patients.
Maxillary hypoplasia, Facial asymmetry, Skeletal anchorage,
Tripathi T, Kalra S, Rai P. Management of skeletal Class III with facial asymmetry using skeletal anchorage: 4-year follow-up. Dental Press J Orthod. 2020 Mar-Apr;25(2):24.e1-9.