Main Instructor 潘金芸
Department / Institution Department of Orthodontics, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Classification Case report
In the field of orthodontics, skeletal Class III malocclusion with anterior open-bite is one of the most notorious dentofacial deformity ever to treated without orthognathic surgery, because it were hard to control occlusal plane by intruding posterior teeth and difficult to maintain post-treatment stability. This report presents a case of skeletal Class III with anterior open-bite accepted camouflage orthodontic treatment to achieve normal occlusion and satisfied stability.
A 22-year-old male patient with the chief complaint of multiple interdental spacing and compromised facial profile. Clinical examination revealed Class III molar relationship with anterior open-bite and anterior cross-bite, also, multiple interdental spacing was noted. Cephalometric analysis indicated skeletal Class III jaw relation with orthodivergent facial pattern and facial asymmetry. Orthodontic camouflage treatment is selected after discussion with the patient.
In patients with mild skeletal discrepancy, orthodontic camouflage treatment can serve as an alternatives considering the discomforts came after orthognathic surgery. However, several criteria must to evaluate thoroughly before drafting of treatment plan, the experience of orthodontists and oral surgeons are also important factors.
Orthodontic Camouflage Treatment of Skeletal Class III Malocclusion with Anterior Open-bite- A Case Report