This report describes the case of a 12-year-old female patient with a long mandible experiencing difficulty chewing with the right molar. Considering the age of the patient, bone-anchored maxillary protraction using four miniplates placed below the maxillary zygomatic arch and anterior symphysis of the mandible and Class III intermaxillary elastics were planned. After 12 months, orthodontic treatment was initiated. After extraction of the impacted maxillary right second premolar and mandibular right second primary molar, protraction of the mandibular right molars was performed using a miniplate placed on the anterior part of the mandible as an anchor. Miniscrews were placed in the left posterior part of the mandible to improve the molar relationship and correct the dental midline through distalization of the mandibular left posterior teeth. We reported successful sequential comprehensive nonsurgical treatment in an adolescent with skeletal Class III malocclusion.
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Funding: This research was supported by a grant from the Korea Health Technology R&D Project through the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), funded by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, Republic of Korea (grant number: HI20C0611).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health