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Clinical Case

Skeletal Class III and open bite in adult patient. Orthodontic and orthognatic surgery treatment

2008, Volumen 38, Número 3
Juan Carlos Pérez Varela, Marcos Velo Noya
Doctor en Medicina. Profesor asociado de Ortodoncia. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. Miembro diplomado de la Sociedad Española de Ortodoncia. Miembro activo de la Sociedad Angle Europea. Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña

Report a case of adult patient with Class III and open bite. We performed the treatment of the case by combining orthognathic surgery and orthodontics. In the first step brackets were placed to align and we simulated a surgery in models. Later orthognathic surgery was performed in advance and maxillary impaction, asymmetrical mandibular set-back and mentoplasty. Finally placement of the implant and set the occlusion.  (Rev Esp Ortod. 2008;38(3):223-236)

Key words:
Class III. Adult. Open bite. Orthognathic surgery.
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