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Original Article

Early treatment of the Class III malocclusion

2011, Volumen 41, Número 2
Eduardo Espinar Escalona, María Belén Ruiz Navarro, Heidi Ortega Rivera, José María Llamas Carreras, José María Barrera Mora, Enrique Solano Reina
Profesor asociado de Ortodoncia. Prof. del Máster de Ortodoncia y Ortopedia Dentofacial. Universidad de Sevilla. Sevilla

A major issue of concern to orthodontists in their daily practice is to choose the best time to start treatment of malocclusion. Certain controversy exists in the case of Class III malocclusion. The different options that can be handled range from early intervention for primary or mixed first phase dentition to the option of waiting for the eruption is completed for all teeth, or even growth. In this article the literature is reviewed to explain the different opinions of various authors that support these options. Class III malocclusion is capable of being treated early, due to the existing skeletal dismorphia. Therefore it will be presented different approach for that stage of treatment.  (Rev Esp Ortod. 2011;41(2):079-089)

Key words:
Class III. Early treatment. Orthopedics.
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