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Title: Surgical-Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in an Asymmetric Skeletal Class III Patient—A Case Report
Authors: Vale, Francisco
Nunes, Catarina
Guimarães, Adriana 
Paula, Anabela Baptista
Francisco, Inês
Keywords: Aesthetics; Asymmetry; Case report; Dentistry; Orthodontics; Orthognathic surgery; Skeletal class III
Issue Date: 2021
Serial title, monograph or event: Symmetry
Volume: 13
Issue: 7
Abstract: The skeletal Class III pattern is characterized by a sagittal intermaxillary mesial discrepancy. This discrepancy may have an unfavorable impact on function and aesthetics, which can be aggravated by the presence of facial asymmetries. This case report describes the diagnosis and treatment planning of a 19-year-old male patient with a skeletal Class III, maxillary hypoplasia, anterior crossbite, and mandibular asymmetry. When the patient reached skeletal maturity at the end of puberty, the definitive diagnosis was skeletal Class III with hyperdivergent profile and mandibular asymmetry, and a surgical-orthodontic treatment was proposed. At the end of the treatment, bimaxillary surgical correction allowed a skeletal Class I with mandibular symmetry, improving the function of the stomatognathic system and facial aesthetics. © 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
ISSN: 2073-8994
DOI: 10.3390/sym13071150
Rights: openAccess
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