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Early Class III Facemask Treatment with the Hybrid Hyrax and Alt-RAMEC Protocol

VOLUME 48 : NUMBER 02 : PAGES (84-93) 2014

BENEDICT WILMES, DMD, PHD

PETER NGAN, DMD

ERIC J.W. LIOU, DDS, MS

LORENZO FRANCHI, DDS, PHD

DIETER DRESCHER, DMD, PHD

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Young patients with Class III malocclusions and maxillary deficiencies are treated primarily with facemasks. Because the force is applied to the teeth, however, the inevitable mesial migration of the dentition can result in anterior crowding and the need for subsequent extraction therapy, while the skeletal correction often turns out to be less effective than expected. Various anchorage protocols have been proposed to overcome these drawbacks and transfer the force...

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