Orthodontic and orthognathic management of skeletal class III malocclusion with selfligating brackets: Case report [Iskeletsel sinif iii maloklüzyonun kapakli braketlerle ortodontik ve cerrahi tedavisi: Olgu raporu]
This case report presents the orthodontic and orthognathic surgery treatment of a non-growing patient with class III malocclusion. A 17 year old female patient presented a dental and skeletal class III malocclusion characterized by mandibuler prognathism and maxillary retrognathism. Selfligating brackets were preferred for pre-surgical orthodontic management which lasted for 14 mounths. Bimaxillary orthognathic surgery was performed to correct maxillary-mandibuler discrepancy after the pre-surgical orthodontic treatment. Final teeth positions and the occlusion was improved by post-surgical orthodontic treatment, class I dental and skeletal occlusion and a straight soft tissue profile were achieved without extraction. Using self-ligating brackets during orthodontic and orthognathic surgery treatment of class III patients provides more aesthetic and stable results by improving the treatment efficiency.