2017, Number 1
Camouflage treatment of a skeletal class III malocclusion with tooth transposition using a non-surgical approach: case report
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ABSTRACTTreatment of class III malocclusion in growing subjects is a challenging part of contemporary orthodontic practice. Many treatment approaches can be found in the literature regarding orthopedic, orthodontic treatment or even surgery for class III malocclusions. We present a case report of a 12-year-old male patient, skeletal class III who was treated with Edge-Wise appliances. Treatment was successful with the need of neither extractions nor surgery. There was a tooth transposition of a premolar and maxillary canine. We used intermaxillary elastics to correct the anterior crossbite. The objective of this clinical case is to demonstrate the importance of knowledge in the management of the patient at appropriate ages, as well as of the apparatology and auxiliaries in orthodontics for each particular case. Favorable results were obtained, obtaining bilateral class I molar and canine, as well as complete uncrossing of the anterior bite assisted with dental camouflage.
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