Treatment Strategies for Developing and Non-Developing Class III Malocclusion
For Class III patients with no remaining growth, the non-developing malocclusions can be camouflaged by dentoalveolar tooth movement. Different approaches to camouflage a Class III malocclusion have been suggested, ranging from extraction of premolars to en masse distalization of the entire lower arch. With the advent of micro-implants, it is possible to increase the range of orthodontic tooth movement without encountering the side effects associated with traditional treatment mechanics. The speakers will suggest possible treatment strategies for patients with no remaining growth who require tooth movement to camouflage skeletal discrepancies and illustrate with clinical cases.
Who Should Attend?
Do you provide early orthodontic or orthopedic treatment in your office? If so, what percentage of patients can be benefited from early orthodontic treatment? What type of orthodontic problems is indicated for early orthodontic treatment?
Do you treat Class III patients with protraction facemask? If so, when do you start treatment? What type of patients will be successful with facemask treatment? Do you have patients relapsed back into an anterior crossbite and eventually require surgical treatment? If so, do you have a way to predict excessive mandibular growth in these patients?
In non-growing Class III patients, do you camouflage with orthodontic tooth movement? If so, what is the limit of camouflage treatment? With the advent of micro-implants, do they increase your envelope of orthodontic treatment? If your answer is yes to a few of the above questions, let’s get together on April 25th to find out possible solutions to the management of Class III patients. Remember, your presence is important to the outcome of the discussion.
- Participants will learn the rationale for early treatment of Class III malocclusions
- Participants will learn the strategies in treatment of various types of Class III malocclusions
- Participants will learn the protocol for using protraction facemask in conjunction with an expansion appliance
- Participants will learn how to camouflage skeletal Class III problems
- Participants will learn how to predict Class III growth