Protraction Facemask Followed by Mandibular Cervical Headgear: an Alternative in the Treatment of Class III Malocclusion with Severe Anterior Open-Bite
The present case report describes a conservative and uncommon treatment for class III malocclusion in a woman growing patient with aged eight years and four months. An unconventional treatment modality was used for the treatment of this malocclusion, reverse-pull headgear and distalisation of lower teeth using mandibular cervical headgear in the lower arch. At the end of the treatment (after 33 months), there was correction of the transversal and sagittal occlusal relationship between maxilla and mandible and correct dental intercuspation.
Class III malocclusion; Open-bite; Orthodontics.
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