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Nonsurgical correction of Class III malocclusions: A new approach to treating late adolescents and adults.
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PMID:  21903543     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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This article describes a new nonsurgical orthodontic technique for correcting Class III malocclusions in the adult dentition when orthognathic surgery is not an option. Following a review of the dental literature pertaining to other nonsurgical orthodontic techniques, a nonextraction treatment protocol was established that utilized a mandibular distalizer combined with a maxillary transpalatal unit. Four cases were treated with this new treatment protocol and produced consistent results: anterior and posterior crossbites were corrected; a Class I molar relationship was established; both overbite and overjet were corrected; and there was no undesirable tipping of the mandibular molars.
Authors:
Robert J Kanas; Leonard Carapezza; Scott J Kanas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  General dentistry     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0363-6771     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Dent     Publication Date:    2011 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7610466     Medline TA:  Gen Dent     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  196-204     Citation Subset:  D    
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