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Class III malocclusion with missing maxillary central incisor and facial asymmetry treated with orthodontics and intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy.
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PMID:  22533027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
A 28-year-old female with a Class III malocclusion and facial asymmetry was treated with orthodontics combined with intraoral vertical ramus osteotomy (IVRO). She had severe skeletal Class III (Wits: -9.7 mm). She was missing her maxillary left central incisor and had a fixed three-unit bridge on her maxillary anterior teeth. The patient presented a concave profile with a protrusive mandible. Her dental and mandibular midline was shifted 3 mm toward the left. After presurgical orthodontic treatment, IVRO was performed. The total active treatment time was 16 months including surgery. Both occlusion and facial appearance were significantly improved by the surgical-orthodontic treatment. Posttreatment records after 2 years showed excellent results with good, stable occlusion, facial balance and harmony, and long-term stability.
Kiyoshi Tai; Jae Hyun Park; Yasumori Sato
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of orthodontics (Milwaukee, Wis.)     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1539-1450     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Orthod Milwaukee     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101147228     Medline TA:  Int J Orthod Milwaukee     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-45     Citation Subset:  D    
Postgraduate Orthodontic Program, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona, USA.
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