The short-term treatment effects of face mask therapy in Class III patients based on the anchorage device: miniplates vs rapid maxillary expansion.

@article{Lee2012TheST,
  title={The short-term treatment effects of face mask therapy in Class III patients based on the anchorage device: miniplates vs rapid maxillary expansion.},
  author={Nam-ki Lee and Il-Hyung Yang and Seung-Hak Baek},
  journal={The Angle orthodontist},
  year={2012},
  volume={82 5},
  pages={846-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the short-term treatment effects of face mask therapy with miniplates (FM-MP) and face mask therapy with rapid maxillary expansion appliance (FM-RME) in growing Class III malocclusion patients with maxillary hypoplasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty patients were allocated into two groups according to the anchorage device: FM-MP group (n  =  10; mean age  =  11.2 ± 1.2 years; miniplates in the zygomatic buttress area) and FM-RME group (n  =  10; mean age  =  10.7 ± 1.3… CONTINUE READING