Classifications of the Face

   

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Class I

 

Maxillary-Mandibular Dental Protrusion - teeth
 
This is an example of a dental malocclusion that may require the removal of teeth for correction.
Maxillary-Mandibular Dental Retrusion - teeth
 
This is an example of a dental malocclusion that may be treated with expansion rather than removing teeth.

Class II

Maxillary Dental Protrusion - teeth

 
This malocclusion may require the removal of teeth.


 
Mandibular Retrognathism - jaws

 
The lower jaw bone has not grown as much as the upper jaw. This example of a Class II malocclusion demonstrates the need for early growth guidance.
Maxillary Dental Protrusion - teeth & Mandibular Retrognathism - jaws
 
These Class malocclusions are more difficult to treat due to the skeletal disharmony and may require orthognathic surgery in conjunction with orthodontic treatment.

Class III

Mandibular Dental Protrusion - teeth
 
The lower teeth are too far in front of the upper teeth. This malocclusion is treated with orthodontic procedures which may require the extraction of teeth due to the dental protrusion.
Mandibular Prognathism - jaws

 
The lower jaw bone has outgrown the upper jaw. This malocclusion is more difficult to treat due to the skeletal disharmony and may require orthognathic surgery in conjunction with orthodontic treatment.

                      As an Orthodontic Specialist, Dr. Jusino is trained to diagnose and treat all              classifications of the face.             

 

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