Early orthopedic treatment for Class III skeletal pattern

ASDC J Dent Child. 1998 May-Jun;65(3):177-81.


An eight-year-old female, Class III due to maxillary retrusion with brachyfacial growth pattern was treated with a functional regulator appliance (FR-3). By initiating treatment at an early age, developing skeletal imbalances were corrected. At postretention six years she had balanced profile and stable functional occlusion.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cephalometry
  • Child
  • Dental Occlusion
  • Face
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Malocclusion, Angle Class III / therapy*
  • Maxilla / abnormalities
  • Maxilla / pathology
  • Maxillofacial Development
  • Orthodontic Appliances, Functional
  • Orthodontics, Corrective*
  • Orthodontics, Interceptive