Nonsurgical treatment of an adult with a skeletal Class III malocclusion combined with a functional anterior shift, severely overclosed vertical dimension, and a reverse smile

Woowon Jang, Cheolhong Shin, Soonshin Hwang, Kyung Ho Kim, Tate Jackson, Tung Nguyen, Chooryung J. Chung

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Abstract

This case report illustrates the successful nonsurgical treatment of an adult with a skeletal Class III malocclusion exacerbated by a functional anterior shift that resulted in a severe overclosure of the mandible and a reverse smile line. To maximize the soft tissue and smile esthetics while idealizing the occlusion, active clockwise rotation of the mandible was induced along with mandibular molar uprighting and sequential leveling. In the maxilla, full arch distalization was achieved after second molar extraction. The treatment provided a satisfying esthetic and functional outcome and has remained stable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-570
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Volume157
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthodontics

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