This lecture will address the stability of early Class III treatment. The age factor, growth pattern, excessive mandibular and asymmetric mandibular growth that affects the stability of treatment will be discussed. Long-term treatment records will be presented to illustrate the importance of growth after early orthopedic treatment.
Identify the factors that affect the stability of early Class III treatment.
Determine the type of Class III malocclusion that will warrant early treatment.
Determine if retention is necessary for early Class III treatment.