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J Pharm Bioallied Sci. 2013 Jul;5(Suppl 2):S169-72. doi: 10.4103/0975-7406.114325.

Early correction of class III malocclusion with rapid maxillary expansion and face mask therapy.

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Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, K.S.R. Institute of Dental Science and Research, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India.


A case report is presented of a class III malocclusion with a class III skeletal pattern and maxillary retrusion. Patient, a 10-year-old boy was treated with an orthopedic face mask in conjunction with rapid maxillary expansion and standard pre-adjusted edgewise appliance. Treatment was completed after 3 years and proved to be stable following the active treatment.


Class III malocclusion; face mask; rapid maxillary expansion

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