Bone plates and screws have been used to protract the maxilla and retrain/redirect mandibular growth to treat Class III adolescents. While studies exist showing the short-term outcomes of these treatment methods, no long-term data exist. This lecture will report findings from a long-term follow-up study on Bone Anchored Maxillary Protraction (BAMP). It will outline limiations of maxillary changes are after 15 years of age and report new findings on continued restrain/redirection of mandibular growth in late adolescence. Retention guidelines for Class III patients will be presented.
Understand the long-term orthopedic effects of BAMP.
Appreciate challenges of maxillary protraction in late adolescent.
Implement retention strategies for growing Class II patients.