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Utilising a restorative approach to correct an adult skeletal class III malocclusion Utilising a restorative approach to correct an adult skeletal class III malocclusion

Author(s):

Gerard Lemongello, DMD

Date Added:

6/18/2010


Summary:

Edward H. Angle described class III malocclusion as one in which the mandibular first molar is positioned mesially relative to the maxillary first molar. A class III skeletal relationship can occur as a result of a normal maxilla with mandibular protrusion, maxillary retrusion with a normal mandible, or a combination of maxillary retrusion and mandibular protrusion. A class III dental relationship can exist when the maxillary/mandibular relationship is normal.

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