Abstract. Objective: To explore the effects of maxillary protraction therapy on facial soft tissue in patients with skeletal class III malocclusion (Occ). Methods: From May 2016 to March 2017, 25 patients with skeletal class III malocclusion enrolled in our hospital were chosen as the study objects. All patients were treated with rapid maxillary expansion and protraction, and changes of their ...
authors have replaced maxillary expansion and the face-mask with orthodontic miniplates for skeletal anchorage associated with intermaxillary elastics, and have obtained significant results in maxillary protraction for treatment of class III patients [14-18]. However, the great disadvantage of this protocol is the need to perform surgical ...