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Journal of Applied Oral Science
versão On-line ISSN 1678-7765
JANSON, Guilherme et al. Orthodontic treatment alternative to a class III subdivision malocclusion. J. Appl. Oral Sci. [online]. 2009, vol.17, n.4, pp. 354-363. ISSN 1678-7765. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1678-77572009000400015.
Class III malocclusions are considered one of the most complex and difficult orthodontic problems to diagnose and treat. Skeletal and/or dental asymmetries in patients presenting with Class III malocclusions can worsen the prognosis. Recognizing the dentoalveolar and skeletal characteristics of subdivision malocclusions and their treatment possibilities is essential for a favorable nonsurgical correction. Therefore, this article presents a nonsurgical asymmetric extraction approach to Class III subdivision malocclusion treatment which can significantly improve the occlusal and facial discrepancies.
Palavras-chave : Class III malocclusion; Asymmetric extraction; Midline deviation; Nonsurgical treatment.