Treatment Options for Class III Malocclusion in Growing Patients with Emphasis on Maxillary Protraction.

Abstract

It is very difficult to diagnose and treat Class III malocclusion. This type of malocclusion involves a number of cranial base and maxillary and mandibular skeletal and dental compensation components. In Class III malocclusion originating from mandibular prognathism, orthodontic treatment in growing patients is not a good choice and in most cases orthognathic surgery is recommended after the end of growth. Approximately 30-40% of Class III patients exhibit some degree of maxillary deficiency; therefore, devices can be used for maxillary protraction for orthodontic treatment in early mixed dentition. In cases in which dental components are primarily responsible for Class III malocclusion, early therapeutic intervention is recommended. An electronic search was conducted using the Medline database (Entrez PubMed), the Cochrane Collaboration Oral Health Group Database of Clinical Trials, Science Direct, and Scopus. In this review article, we described the treatment options for Class III malocclusion in growing patient with an emphasis on maxillary protraction. It seems that the most important factor for treatment of Class III malocclusion in growing patient is case selection.

DOI: 10.1155/2016/8105163

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@article{Azamian2016TreatmentOF, title={Treatment Options for Class III Malocclusion in Growing Patients with Emphasis on Maxillary Protraction.}, author={Zeinab Azamian and Farinaz Shirban}, journal={Scientifica}, year={2016}, volume={2016}, pages={8105163} }