CC312. Pseudo Class III Severe Deep Bite + Crowding

CC312. Pseudo Class III Severe Deep Bite + Crowding

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

This edition’s cover is rather unusual for an Orthodontic journal, isn’t it?
Following a recent lecture in Spain, I was invited to visit a famous art gallery, where I became absolutely fascinated by the uniqueness of the great Spanish artist Luis Bolumar, whose work is featured on the cover. The first things that attracted me were the unconventional eye shape and “Avatar” skin color, and also that the artist had quite unusually painted teeth, with a very fine smile arc.

Accompanied by a fellow professional, Dr. Fernando, our conversation soon turned to dentistry and I remarked that the lips were too protrusive, but could be easily remedied by extracting 4 bicuspids, in order to retract the front teeth and to reposition the lips. “No, no, no, no!” replied my Spanish friend. “We love sexy lips!” This was not the first time I have heard Caucasian doctors talking about sexy lips and this has always had me slightly confused.

I also met the famous speaker Dr. Ramon in Spain, who had recently been invited to speak about lip profile in Shanghai. Prior to his lecture he visited a night market and noticed many thick protrusive lips (in need of 4 bicuspid extractions) and he realised that none of his case reports actually covered this and was concerned that his topic would not be appropriate for oriental doctors and their patients. Obviously different races have different profiles and esthetics.

Both these stories have given me a deeper understanding of cultural and physical differences and the need to think about how different people perceive these. It’s very subjective!

Most of the cases presented in IJOI are Asian patients being treated by Asian doctors, based on Asian esthetics. Most orthodontic literature is based on Caucasian cases, so as the publisher, I sincerely hope that IJOI can add to the orthodontic database and help bridge this cultural divide and allow a better understanding for all cultures.

I hope that readers of and contributors to IJOI can relate to this and join us as we continue on our path to glory.

Chris Chang DDS, PhD, Publisher of IJOI.
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All cases were treated by Dr. Chris Chang, president of Beethoven Orthodontic and Implant Group in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For detailed case reports, go to http://iaoi.pro and select “IJOI” to view and download our Journals. Enjoy! For a more systematic review of treatment methods for CI I, II, III, deep bite, open bite, impaction cases, find the Orthodontic book series on iTunes store.
Vol. 1: https://itunes.apple.com/book/orthodontics-vol.-i/id520098562?mt=11
Vol. 2: https://itunes.apple.com/book/orthodontics-vol.-2/id520504691?mt=11
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8 responses on "CC312. Pseudo Class III Severe Deep Bite + Crowding"

  1. Did you wait for passive (spontaneous) eruption of cuspids?

  2. Hello, Doctor Chang! To tell the truth, I would have gone with RME, plus full bonding, creating and using space for the laterals and cuspids, and elastics, accordingly, but not Verdon or a face mask. Also, I don't know why it took 4 years for the AJODO case, I am guessing 2 years is enough. BUT, you take it to another level! I have a few queations though: did you choose the low torque brackets to compensate for the advancement of the anterior max segment? If so, why did you not place O* torque for the lower anteriors? Second, Can I use the flowable resin for non NiTi coil springs and regular brackets (not Damon)? Third, I didn't understand the stop position thing, could you explain? Thank you so much in advance!

  3. THOSE ARE WONDERFULL SOLUTIONS . WITH THEM CONCEPTS FROM A LOT OF TECHNICHS , MEAW WITH OVERLAYS , FOR EXAMPLE PROFITT AND OTHERS AUTHORS , CETLIN WITH PHYLOSOPHIE TO REGAIN SPACES ETC CAN DO THAT NOW THE TADS ARE OTHER TOOL TO REACH TREATMENTS THANK YOU

  4. Dr Chris Chang
    fantastic way of thinking in both treatment technique in this video and the great ideas in the article in its below

  5. i love your contents

  6. who is the women in the video

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