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Volume : 7, Issue : 2, Year : 2021
Article Page : 167-170
Class III malocclusion is one of the most difficult problems to treat. It has a multifactorial etiology involving both genetic and environmental causes. The dental and skeletal effects of maxillary protraction with a facemask are well documented in several studies. Although incorporation of expansion appliance along with facemask therapy can improve correcting both sagittal and transverse discrepancy of maxilla. The following case shows early treatment of a 9 year old boy with maxillary deficiency using an expansion screw along with facemask. Facemask therapy was followed by fixed orthodontic treatment to settle the occlusion. Treatment was completed after 14 months with positive overjet, class I molar and canine relationship on right and left side.
Keywords : Facemask therapy, Rapid maxillary expansion, Maxillary deficiency
How to cite : Pooja U, Aravind N, Alle R S, Lokesh Nk, Trivedi M, Management of maxillary deficiency in a growing child with facemask therapy and RME- A case report. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2021;7(2):167-170
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