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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 56-60

Early class III management in deciduous dentition using reverse twin block


1 Department of Pedodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Derlakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Derlakatte, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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S S Sargod
Department of Pedodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Derlakatte, Mangalore
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.112418

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Class III malocclusion poses a challenging dilemma for the clinician because these children have of growth patterns that differ from that of children with class I malocclusion. The mandible grows more rapidly than the maxilla, exacerbating the class III malocclusion as the child go through adolescence. Ever since Clark described a version of the twin block, it has steadily gained popularity in the management of early class III malocclusion in children. However, not many cases are reported in the literature on its use in deciduous dentition. This article tries to provide an insight into the reverse twin block appliance and reports two cases of early class III malocclusion treated using reverse twin block.






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