Turkish Journal of Orthodontics
Case Report

Early Treatment of a Class III Malocclusion Using Mini Maxillary Protractor: A Case Report


Karadeniz Technical Univ. Faculty of Dentistry, Dept of Orthodontics, Trabzon, Turkey


Medipol Univ. Faculty of Dentistry Dept. of Orthodontics, istanbul, Turkey

Turk J Orthod 2011; 24: 215-222
DOI: 10.13076/1300-3550-24-3-215
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This case report describes the treatment of a patient aged 12 years with a Class III malocclusion using a modified maxillary protractor and discusses the results of the treatment. The patient was instructed to wear the appliance at least 20 hours a day until a positive overjet was achieved. After the overcorrection of the anterior crossbite with protraction therapy, edgewise fixed appliances were used to correct the midline discrepancy and to establish Class I canine and molar relationships. Treatment time for maxillary protraction was 6 months, and the total treatment time was 18 months. Correction of the malocclusion was accomplished with both skeletal and dental changes.

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