J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 20, Number 2, 2017
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||06 August 2018|
Interception of Class-III malocclusions
Qualified Specialist in DFO, former Assistant Hospital-University, Hospital Practitioner, Hôpital Pitie-Salpêtrière Paris, Expert for the Court of Appeal of Paris
Address for correspondence: Yves Soyer 170 Avenue de la République – 91230 Montgeron. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 2 December 2016
Class-III malocclusions are characterized by an excessively anterior position of the mandible in relation to the maxilla and present a wide variety of clinical forms accompanied by esthetic prejudice.
The purpose of interceptive therapy is to restore normal oro-facial functions to limit the need for orthognathic surgery.
The early implementation of treatment is the key to success.
Key words: Class-III malocclusion / early treatment / orthopedic treatment / missed opportunity
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