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TREATMENT OF CLASS III MALOCCLUSION

  • McGuigan (1966) – Inheritance of class III malocclusion in Hapsburg Family, having the distinct characteristics of prognathic lower jaw.
  • Litton et al (1970) – Dental characteristics of class III are related to genetic inheritance.
  • Functional factors – Anteriorly positioned tongue believed to be a local epigenetic factor.
  • Mental diseases – Compulsive habits of protruding the mandible.
  • Indication à Normal maxilla and prognathic mandible
  • Effect of Mandibular growth
  • Redirection of Mandibular growth vertically
  • Backward repositioning of mandible
  • Remodeling of mandible with closure of gonial angle.
  • Effect of Maxillary Growth

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