Treatment Of Skeletal Class III Malocclusion With Facemask Therapy- Case Report

Dr. Akshaya Raj M, Dr. Sam Paul, Dr. Prince Chacko, Dr.Haris Mohammed T.P. Dr.Manisha Sunil, Dr. Parthibhan Krishnaraj

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Orthopedic correction of skeletal Class III malocclusion in a growing patient is crucial as it can circumvent future surgical procedures. Further, as surgery is done only at a later stage, early treatment helps to avoid the detrimental effects produced by the facial disfigurement on the patient’s social life. This case report describes the treatment of a child aged 9 years 6 months who had a skeletal Class III malocclusion. Patient’s facial profile was concave with anterior facial divergence. Intra oral examination depicted reverse overjet along with mesial step molar relation. The treatment plan involved the use of a reverse pull headgear (facemask). The patient was treated with RME along with face mask therapy for six months period. After six months, significant improvement was recorded in patient’s facial profile with correction of skeletal class III malocclusion.

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