Timing for effective application of anteriorly directed orthopedic force to the maxilla.

@article{Merwin1997TimingFE,
  title={Timing for effective application of anteriorly directed orthopedic force to the maxilla.},
  author={Daniel Merwin and Peter Ngan and Urban Hagg and Cynthia Kar Yung Yiu and Stephen Hon-Yin Wei},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={1997},
  volume={112 3},
  pages={292-9}
}
Class III malocclusion with retrusive maxilla can be orthopedically corrected in the deciduous and mixed dentition, with reverse-pull headgear in combination with rapid palatal expansion. The literature recommends this procedure be carried out before the patient is 8 years old to obtain the optimal orthopedic result. This statement, however, has not been supported by scientific data. The current study examined the treatment effects of patients younger than 8 years old (5 to 8 years) and… CONTINUE READING