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The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement

Formerly World Journal of Orthodontics

Edited by
Rafi Romano, DMD, MSc (Editor-in-Chief)

ISSN 2160-2999 (print) / ISSN 2160-3006 (online)

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Winter 2006
Volume 7 , Issue 4

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Herbert A. Klontz, DDS

Pages: 336–344
PMID: 17190226

When the patient who has excessive anterior facial height desires treatment for the correction of a malocclusion, the dimension of the dentition should be respected. The clinician must adhere to the anterior, posterior, vertical, and lateral limits of each patient’s dentition—providing the musculature is normal—when the treatment plan is formulated. The goals of esthetics, health and function, stability, and treatment in harmony with growth are as valid for the high-angle patient as they are for a patient with a more normal vertical dimension. The diagnostic decisions made for the high-angle patient should be predicated on nonexpansion of the mandibular arch. Mandibular incisors must be overly upright. In addition, a decision on the mandibular third molars must be made prior to anchorage preparation—because their relationship to the mandibular second molars is critical if anchorage is to be properly prepared. A discussion of these topics as well as an illustrative case report are presented in this article. World J Orthod 2006;7:336–344.

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