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Class III treatment using facial mask: Stability after 10 years

Adilson Luiz Ramos

Early Class III malocclusion treatment may not have long-term stability due to mandibular growth. Although some features of this malocclusion point to a better prognosis, it is practically impossible for the orthodontist to foresee cases that require new intervention. Many patients need retreatment, whether compensatory or orthodontic-surgical. The present study reports the case of a Class III patient treated at the end of the mixed dentition with the use of a face mask followed by conventional fixed appliances. The case remains stable 10 years after treatment completion. It was presented to the Brazilian Board of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (BBO) as a requirement for the title of certified by the BBO.

Keywords: Angle Class III malocclusion. Face mask. Stability.

How to cite: Ramos AL. Class III treatment using facial mask: Stability after 10 years. Dental Press J Orthod. 2014 Sept-Oct;19(5):123-35: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2176-9451.19.5.123-135.bbo

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