J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.  1999 Jan;25(1):48-53.

2 Phase Treatment Without Preoperative Orthodontics In Skeletal Class III Malocclusion

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  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Korea.

Abstract

This article describes a new approach in the treatment of skeletal class III malocclusion. This new approach, which means 2 phase treatment without preoperative orthodontics, includes orthognathic surgery first, followed by postoperative orthodontic treatment. A this article together with introduction of a newly modified articulator. Based on this new concept, we have treated more than 30 patients of skeletal class III malocclusion since 1994 and confirmed its advantages over the old method.

Keyword

class III malocclusion; Preoperative orthodontics; 2 phase treatment

MeSH Terms

Dental Articulators
Humans
Malocclusion*
Orthodontics*
Orthognathic Surgery
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