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Removable Mandibular Retractor- An Effective Treatment for Early Class III Malocclusion: A Case Report and Review

Singh V, Kumar N, Gauba K

Keywords : Developing class III, removable mandibular retractor, simple appliance

Citation Information : V S, N K, K G. Removable Mandibular Retractor- An Effective Treatment for Early Class III Malocclusion: A Case Report and Review. 2018; 8 (2):8-12.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-8-2-8

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Developing class III malocclusion presents a challenge to clinicians due to its varied etiology. Several treatment modalities have been developed over the years to tackle this anomaly. However, most of the appliances are either difficult to fabricate and use or not tolerated well by the patient. Removable mandibular retractor is a simple and convenient yet often overlooked appliance for management of early class III malocclusion. Only a few case reports of the appliance in use are present in the literature. This case report presents the case of a 10 year old patient treated successfully with this appliance.

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