Orthopedic traction of the maxilla with miniplates: a new perspective for treatment of midface deficiency.


Class III malocclusion is a consequence of maxillary deficiency and/or mandibular prognathism, often resulting in an anterior crossbite and a concave profile.1 Young patients with maxillary hypoplasia are usually treated with a facemask: heavy anterior traction is applied on the maxilla to stimulate its growth and to restrain or redirect mandibular growth… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.joms.2009.03.007


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