Main Instructor 李忠興
Department / Institution Tri-Service General Hospital , Department of Dentistry
Classification Case report
In this report, A 9-year-old growing girl with class III malocclusion treated with functional education appliances and myofunctional exercises. After following up for 6 months, the anterior cross bite was improved into edge-to-edge bite. Moreover, the results of cephalometry showed that both maxilla and mandible changed gradually, and the patient’s profiles became more harmonious. In the superimposition, the mandible showed clockwise rotation and the maxilla grew downward and forward to achieve better relationship. After 30 months, the occlusion gets better and better. In our presentation, functional education appliance is one of novel treatment options of Class III juvenile patients with maxilla deficiency and vertical growth pattern not only in skeletal growth modification but also in dental alignment. Although the short-term effects are bracing, the further follow-up is still needed.
Treatment of Growing Skeletal Class III Patient with Functional Education Appliance- A Case Report