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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(1), 5-8
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-1-2
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Combined Orthodontic and Surgical Management of a Skeletal Class III Malocclusion with Mild Asymmetry–a Non Extraction Approach

Anila Charles1, , Shivaram Subbiah2 and Senkutvan R.S1

1Department of Orthodontics, Madha Dental College, Chennai, India

2Department of Orthodontics, Penang International Dental College, Malaysia

Pub. Date: January 13, 2014

Cite this paper:
Anila Charles, Shivaram Subbiah and Senkutvan R.S. Combined Orthodontic and Surgical Management of a Skeletal Class III Malocclusion with Mild Asymmetry–a Non Extraction Approach. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(1):5-8. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-1-2


Severe orthodontic problem that could neither be treated with growth modification or camouflage often requires combined surgical and orthodontic treatment. As the envelope of discrepancy indicate the limitation in orthodontics a multidisciplinary approach is mandatory while treating a skeletal Class III malocclusion in adults. This case reports describes the management of a 22 year old female patient with skeletal class III malocclusion and mild facial asymmetry treated with a non extraction approach, Decompensation was done before surgery followed by a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy. In reviewing the patient, the goals set at the beginning of treatment were successfully achieved, providing the patient with adequate masticatory function and pleasant facial esthetics.

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