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2019 Annual Session Conference

Factors of Long-term Efficacy of Early Class III Treatment


May 4, 2019 1:00pm ‐ May 4, 2019 1:30pm


Description

Treatment of Class III malocclusion is one of the greatest challenges for the practicing orthodontist. This lecture will focus on those factors that can help the clinician to improve the long-term efficacy of early Class III treatment with rapid maxillary expansion and facemask (RME/FM). In particular, the role of treatment timing (very early versus early treatment) and of individual patient responsiveness on the long-term outcomes of RME/FM will be discussed. The results of a recent study on the identification of pre-treatment prognostic craniofacial features for the prediction of successful or unsuccessful long-term outcomes of RME/FM therapy also will be illustrated.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the role of those factors that can help the clinician to improve the long-term efficacy of early Class III treatment.
  • Evaluate the role of treatment timing on the long-term outcomes of RME/FM therapy.
  • Recognize the pre-treatment prognostic craniofacial features for the prediction of successful or unsuccessful long-term outcomes of RME/FM therapy.

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