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Early treatment of Class III malocclusion: 10-year clinical follow-up.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21952927     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Angle Class III malocclusion has been a challenge for researchers concerning diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. It has a prevalence of 5% in the Brazilian population, and may have a genetic or environmental etiology. This malocclusion can be classified as dentoalveolar, skeletal or functional, which will determine the prognosis. Considering these topics, the aim of this study was to describe and discuss a clinical case with functional Class III malocclusion treated by a two-stage approach (interceptive and corrective), with a long-term follow-up. In this case, the patient was treated with a chincup and an Eschler arch, used simultaneously during 14 months, followed by corrective orthodontics. It should be noticed that, in this case, initial diagnosis at the centric relation allowed visualizing the anterior teeth in an edge-to-edge relationship, thereby favoring the prognosis. After completion of the treatment, the patient was followed for a 10-year period, and stability was observed. The clinical treatment results showed that it is possible to achieve favorable outcomes with early management in functional Class III malocclusion patients.
Marcio Rodrigues de Almeida; Renato Rodrigues de Almeida; Paula Vanessa Pedron Oltramari-Navarro; Ana Cláudia de Castro Ferreira Conti; Ricardo de Lima Navarro; José Gustavo Dala Déa Camacho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied oral science : revista FOB     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1678-7765     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Oral Sci     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-29     Completed Date:  2011-12-09     Revised Date:  2014-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101189774     Medline TA:  J Appl Oral Sci     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  431-9     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Malocclusion, Angle Class III / therapy*
Orthodontics, Corrective / methods*
Orthodontics, Interceptive / methods*
Radiography, Panoramic
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome

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