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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: ORTHODONTICS
ORTHODONTICS
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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Publication:
Winter 2009
Volume 10 , Issue 4

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The Importance Of The Facial Profile In Orthodontic Diagnosis And Treatment Planning: A Patient Report

Danilo Furquim Siqueira, PhD, MSc/Marinęs Vieira da Silva Sousa, MSC/Paulo Eduardo Guedes Carvalho, PhD, MSc/Karyna Martins do Valle-Corotti, PhD, MSc

Pages: 361–370
PMID: 20072754

Orthodontic treatment to improve not only tooth alignment but also facial esthetics is a given in modern society. This paper illustrates this assumption with a report of a patient with a Class I, maxillary retrusion, concave profile, and retrusion of the upper and lower lips. Maxillary expansion was followed by face mask therapy and orthodontic treatment, which significantly improved the soft tissue profile by projecting the upper lip. World J Orthod 2009;10:361–370.

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