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2015 Winter Conference

Point/Counterpoint: Orthodontic Camouflage of Class III

Feb 6, 2015 2:15pm ‐ Feb 6, 2015 3:00pm


Class III problems with intermediate severity can be effectively managed with a camouflage treatment approach that improves the occlusion but does not change the underlying skeletal imbalance. This presentation will describe the case characteristics of Class III patients that will most likely benefit from a camouflage approach. In addition, this presentation will illustrate patient management strategies that are useful when treating growing patients with a “camouflage treatment plan” so that risks are minimized and parent and patient expectations are achieved.

  • Recognize the case characteristics of Class III patients who will benefit from camouflage management of their malocclusion
  • Define the limitations of camouflage therapy for the growing Class III patient
  • Differentiate Class III camouflage patients from Class III orthopedic patients and Class III surgical patients


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