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CASE REPORT Early Class III Treatment with a Facemask Anchored by Fixed Appliances

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 07 : PAGES (419-425) 2013

MAURO COZZANI, DMD, MSCD

ANNA MENINI, DMD

WILLIAM M. THOMAS, DDS

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Class III malocclusion has a multifactorial etiology involving both genetic and environmental causes. It can be characterized by a prognathic mandible, a retrognathic maxilla, or both, and is sometimes accompanied by a posterior or anterior crossbite or even a complete crossbite.

The dental and skeletal effects of maxillary protraction with a facemask are well documented in several studies. Although treatment in the late mixed or ...

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