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CASE REPORT Surgical-Orthodontic Correction of a Skeletal Class III Malocclusion with Severe Maxillary Constriction

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 10 : PAGES (595-602) 2013

YANMIN WANG, PHD

MIN LIU, MD

LI ZHOU, MD

JING HU, PHD

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Class III malocclusion is a complicated orofacial deformity with a prevalence of about 12% in Chinese and Japanese populations, but less than 5% among Caucasians. About 70% of the Class III malocclusions in growing patients can be corrected with orthopedic and orthodontic treatment, but some 25% of Class III patients need orthognathic surgery after completion of growth.

Ellis and McNamara found a combination of maxillary retrognathism and m...

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