CLASS III MALOCCLUSION - SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF CURRENT TRENDS, PRACTICES AND CHALLENGESJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.8, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2020-07-17
Authors : Noof M-Noor Al-Obaidli;
Page : 1200-1212
Keywords : Class III Malocclusion Prevalence Treatment Options Review Treatment;
Class III malocclusion are easy to diagnose but often difficult to treat. The presentation of Class III condition is vivid in nature and require in-depth analysis of clinical features, cephalometric evaluation, differential diagnosis, treatment options, controversies regarding treating modalities, prognosis, relapse and stability. Class III condition presents with an array of clinical problem with each feature indicating a peculiar fault in the stomatognathic system. There are various cephalometric analysis to assist in reaching a definite diagnosis and most viable treatment option for a particular case. Similarly, there are many treatment options according to the age, growth status, severity of the problem and socio-psychological status of the patients. Even after treatment, Class III is prone for relapse and requires long-term stability. This review article discusses in detail about the current trends and challenges in most aspects pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment planning of Class III malocclusion. The advances in surgery-first approach, 3-dimensional imaging and surgical movements are also discussed in this review article.
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