Surgical Management of Class III Skeletal

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Ouassime Kerdoud
Faiçal Slimani


The orthognathic surgery is a surgical manipulation of the facial skeleton to achieve normal anatomy and functions. This paper presents a case of a Class III skeleton treated using a surgical approach (Maxillary advancement surgery & mandibular setback) after 18 months of orthodontic preparation, the patient underwent a bimaxillary osteotomy. The aesthetic and functional result was satisfactory.

Orthognathic surgery, class iii, sagittal osteotomy, skeletal deformit, lefort osteotomy.

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Kerdoud, O., & Slimani, F. (2020). Surgical Management of Class III Skeletal. Asian Journal of Research in Surgery, 4(4), 15-20. Retrieved from
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