Face Adaptation in Orthodontics


Bilateral Controversy in orthodontic science is widely present in different patterns; one of the most common is the debate between early versus late orthodontic treatment. This paper is going to demonstrate two clinical cases of class III malocclusion which are treated orthodontically, one in early mixed dentition and the other in permanent dentition. The face is highly capable to adapt to the changes achieved by orthodontics provided the earlier treatment begins, the more the face adapts to our standards; the later treatment begins, the more our standards have to adapt to the face.

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Mahfouz, M. (2014) Face Adaptation in Orthodontics. Open Journal of Stomatology, 4, 315-331. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2014.47045.

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