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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17B32B - Facemask Therapy for Class III Malocclusion: How Old is Too Old?

Apr 23, 2017 3:30pm ‐ Apr 23, 2017 4:00pm


Facemask therapy has been said to be ineffective after the age of eight with tooth movement outweighing orthopedic changes. This lecture will discuss studies that have examined this question as well as presenting cases illustrating the effectiveness of treatment in older children. The use and action of facemask therapy in non-growing individuals will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify differences in facemask therapy among different age groups.
  • Identify cases ideally suited for facemask therapy.
  • Describe the action of facemask therapy in non growing individuals.


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