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Non-surgical treatment of skeletal class III malocclusion
  1. Romina M Kapadia1,
  2. Adit P Shah1,
  3. Shamil D Diyora1,
  4. Vandana J Rathva2
  1. 1Department of Orthodontics, K M Shah Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
  2. 2Department of Periodontics, K M Shah Dental College and Hospital, Baroda, Gujarat, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vandana J Rathva, drvandana07{at}


The incidence of skeletal class III malocclusion has a mean of 3% in the Caucasian population, 5% in African-American adolescents and about 14% in the Asian population. In India, the incidence of class III malocclusion is reported to be 3.4%. A patient having class III malocclusion shows findings ranging from edge-to-edge bite to large reverse overjet, with extreme variations of underlying skeletal jaw bases and craniofacial form. This is a case report of a 20-year-old man having skeletal class III malocclusion with concave profile, anterior crossbite and a negative overjet of 3 mm treated non-surgically with extraction of only one lower left first premolar.

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