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  • Published in The Angle orthodontist 1985

Orthodontic treatment and tongue surgery in a class III open-bite malocclusion. A case report.

@article{Ruff1985OrthodonticTA,
  title={Orthodontic treatment and tongue surgery in a class III open-bite malocclusion. A case report.},
  author={Ronald Ruff},
  journal={The Angle orthodontist},
  year={1985},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={
          155-66
        }
}
Cases such as this are a real challenge to clinical orthodontists. They require patience as well as proper diagnosis and treatment planning. The orthodontist must also help the patient psychologically by treating the teeth and surrounding structures and by treating the patient as an individual. It is the feeling of both the Author and the Plastic surgeon in this case, Dr. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, that this type of surgery would be successful in most non-pathological macroglossia cases. It… CONTINUE READING

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