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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 150-153

Phase I correction of skeletal Class III malocclusion with a modified tandem appliance


Department of Orthodontics, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
J Mohamed Iqbal
Room No. 12, Department of Orthodontics, Tamil Nadu Government Dental College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijor.ijor_29_17

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Skeletal Class III malocclusion is considered a syndrome with presentation differing in phenotype as well as genotype and inheritance. Class III malocclusion with retrognathic maxilla has a good prognosis for early treatment and face mask therapy is the traditional appliance of choice. However, patient compliance is a major deterrent. Modified tandem appliance is an effective alternative to face mask in bringing about the requisite changes along with excellent patient compliance, attributed to its minimalist design.


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