The Surgical Management of Skeletal Disproportion with Lingual Orthodontics and Three-dimensional Planning.

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  • This case report describes the successful treatment of a 26-year-old Caucasian male with skeletal and dental Class III malocclusion associated with mild maxillary and mandibular crowding. The patient had anteroposterior and transverse discrepancies with a reverse overjet and bilateral posterior crossbites. The nonextraction treatment plan included aligning and leveling of the teeth in both arches, Le Fort I and bilateral sagittal split osteotomies, and postsurgical correction of the malocclusion. Orthodontic treatment was initiated with custom lingual appliances followed by orthognathic surgery planned with virtual surgical planning. Treatment was concluded with detailed orthodontic finishing, achieving optimum esthetics and function.
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  • Class III malocclusion, lingual orthodontics, orthognathic surgery, three-dimensional planning
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    Author List

  • Patel K; Kau CH; Waite PD; Celebi AA
  • Start Page

  • 112
  • End Page

  • 116
  • Volume

  • 7
  • Issue

  • 1