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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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Vertical maxillary hypoplasia

Definition: Decreased vertical development of the maxilla

The characteristics of vertical hypoplasia of the maxilla are:

  • Short midface
  • decreased tooth show
  • large distance between rest position and centric occlusion (increased freeway space)
Vertical maxillary hypoplasia
Vertical maxillary hypoplasia