Treating Class III Patients With The Tip-Edge Bracket System

Skeletal Class III patients can be some of the most challenging cases to treat in orthodontics. I am sharing two Class III patients who were treated by student dentists in the 2012-2014 Academy of Gp Orthodontic two-year, hands-on continuing education class in Austin, Texas.

Both patients were treated using the Tip-edge bracket system by Tp Orthodontics. (Fig. 1) These two patients would have been optimally treated with orthognathic surgery, but both declined the surgical option.

Referencing the textbook Contemporary Orthodontics Forth Edition by William Profitt, box 19-1 on page 693, there is a description of cases which can be camouflaged to hide skeletal problems with…

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