Early Orthopedic Management of Class III Malocclusion with Rapid Maxillary Expansion and Facemask Therapy: Two Case Reports
Mallayya C Hiremath, Srinath Krishnappa, Divya D Putalikar, Bineesh Balan, Nihal Kothari
Anterior crossbite, Class III, Expansion appliance, Malocclusion
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Hiremath MC, Krishnappa S, Putalikar DD, Balan B, Kothari N. Early Orthopedic Management of Class III Malocclusion with Rapid Maxillary Expansion and Facemask Therapy: Two Case Reports. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2021; 4 (2):142-147.
Orthopedic correction of skeletal class III malocclusion in a child patient is crucial because it can avoid future surgical procedures. Early correction of class III malocclusion helps in avoiding the negative effects produced by the facial disfigurement. In this article, we present two case reports relating to early orthopedic management of class III malocclusion with rapid maxillary expansion (RME) and facemask. An 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl presented with class III malocclusion characterized by mid-face deficiency and anterior crossbite. Both the cases were managed with a combination of RME and facemask therapy. Satisfactory correction of class III malocclusion occurred by a combination of skeletal and dental improvements.
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