TMD in class III patients referred for orthognathic surgery: Psychological and dentition-related aspects

The authors aims to investigate and compare temporomandibular disorders (TMD), psychosocial, and occlusal variables in class III orthognathic surgery. With respect to subjects without a malocclusion, TMD in class III dentofacial deformities is similar in prevalence, but differs in clinical appearance. Occlusal, but not psychosocial features deviate from those in the controls and while psychosocial variables accompanied TMD and myofascial pain, increased RCP-ICP slide was related to disc displacement in class III patients.


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