Oct. 9 (Tue.), 2001

6. Approach to Class III treatment -- 3

5. Class III elastics are used to establish Class I relationship with an occlusal plane change. The occlusal plane is rotated counterclockwise using .017 x .024 stainless steel archwires with 2nd order bends; tip-forward bends in the upper and tip-back bends in the lower, which are alternately placed into the respective archwire.

6. Here is an orthognathic surgery case.

The patient had been under long-term observation by her family dentist until she was referred to me to prepare for orthognathic surgery.

Her initial facial and intraoral photographs:

Her progress intraoral photographs:

Her post-treatment facial and intraoral photographs: