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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-41

Interception of a developing Class III malocclusion with facemask therapy

1 Department of Orthodontics, Government Dental College, Kozhikode, India
2 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, MES Dental College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India

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Prathapan Parayaruthottam
Department of Orthodontics, Government Dental College, Kozhikode, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-3825.125925

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Developing skeletal Class III malocclusion is one of the most challenging problems for the practicing orthodontists. Whether to start early treatment or wait for growth to be over is an ongoing debate. Interception of mild to moderate cases should be carried out as early as possible before it becomes severe. The protraction facemask has been widely used in the interception of developing Class III malocclusion with maxillary deficiencies. We present a patient with a developing skeletal Class III malocclusion with maxillary deficiency for whom a protraction facemask was given and there was successful interception of the skeletal malocclusion.

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