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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2016, Article ID 6390637, 8 pages
Case Report

Treatment of Class III with Facemask Therapy

Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751003, India

Received 30 October 2015; Revised 4 December 2015; Accepted 13 December 2015

Academic Editor: Hüsamettin Oktay

Copyright © 2016 Snigdha Pattanaik and Sumita Mishra. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Class III malocclusion is one of the most difficult problems to treat in the mixed dentition. It has a multifactorial etiology involving both genetic and environmental causes. The dental and skeletal effects of maxillary protraction with a facemask are well documented in several studies. Although treatment in the late mixed or early permanent dentition can be successful, results are generally better in the deciduous or early mixed dentition. The following case shows early treatment of a young patient with severe sagittal and transverse discrepancy of the maxilla and mandible, using a facemask.