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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-96

Clinical correction of class III facial profile in a 15-year-old girl having anterior open bite and lower incisor twinning using reverse pull headgear and fixed orthodontic treatment


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PMS Dental College and Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
2 Department of Implantology, Marina Dental Center, Knowledge Village, Dubai, UAE
3 Department of Orthodontics, Naseem Al Rabeeh Medical Center, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Mathew Tharakan
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PMS Dental College and Research Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jioh.jioh_18_17

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Use of reverse pull headgear (RPHG) is well advocated and is widely used all over for the early correction of developing Class III malocclusions, mainly in early and late mixed dentition period. Seldom are any articles found, on the use of RPHG in postpubertal girls with Class III facial profiles and anterior open bite. Twinning of teeth usually results from abnormalities in the development of the tooth. Clinically, such a tooth hampers esthetics and the available arch length, which necessitates multidisciplinary intervention. This article reports the successful correction of a 15-year-old girl with Class III profile, anterior open bite and lower incisor twinning.


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