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Scott Bartlett, Michael Ehrenfeld, Gerson Mast, Adrian Sugar

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Ed Ellis III

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Daniel Buchbinder

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Maxillary alveolar protrusion

Definition: Isolated anterior position and/or tilting of maxillary anterior alveolar process.

The characteristics of maxillary alveolar protrusion are:

  • Protrusion of maxillary teeth
  • Lip incompetence
  • Dental procumbency
  • May have anterior open bite
Maxillary alveolar protrusion
Maxillary alveolar protrusion