Orthodontics 10 (2009), No. 4 (17.12.2009)
Surgically Assisted Rapid Maxillary Expansion Combined With Maxillary Protraction In An Adult: A Patient Report
Rizzatto, Susana M. Deon / Menezes, Luciane Macedo de / Farret, Marcel M. / de Lima, Eduardo Martinelli Santayama / Belle, Rogério / Lanes, Michel A.
The aim of this article is to discuss an alternative treatment for adult patients who have a dental or skeletal Class III relationship. A 20-year-old woman presented with a dental and skeletal Class III relationship and a transverse maxillary deficiency. Surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion was followed by maxillary protraction with a face mask and orthodontic treatment with standard edgewise technique. At the end of treatment, a Class I molar and canine relationship was attained with an adequate transverse intercuspation and improvement of the patient's facial profile.
Keywords: Class III, maxillary deficiency, rapid maxillary expansion, protraction, SARME