Maxillary protraction using skeletal anchorage and intermaxillary elastics in Skeletal Class III patients

Esenlik E., Aglarci C., Albayrak G. E., FINDIK Y.

KOREAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS, vol.45, no.2, pp.95-101, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4041/kjod.2015.45.2.95
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.95-101
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this case report is to describe the treatment of a patient with skeletal Class III malocclusion with maxillary retrognathia using skeletal anchorage devices and intermaxillary elastics. Miniplates were inserted between the mandibular lateral incisor and canine teeth on both sides in a male patient aged 14 years 5 months. Self-drilling mini-implants (1.6 mm diameter, 10 mm length) were installed between the maxillary second premolar and molar teeth, and Class 111 elastics were used between the miniplates and miniscrews. On treatment completion, an increase in the projection of the maxilla relative to the cranial base (2.7 mm) and significant improvement of the facial profile were observed. Slight maxillary counterclockwise (1 degrees) and mandibular clockwise (3.3 degrees) rotations were also observed. Maxillary protraction with skeletal anchorage and intermaxillaty elastics was effective in correcting a case of Skeletal Class III malocclusion without dentoalveolar side effects.