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Abstract

Anterior crossbite is a common clinical problem that requires early diagnosis and proper treatment. Here we report on a pair of siblings with anterior crossbite. They have a similar dental and facial profile at the start of treatment, but developed different types of dental facial patterns on follow-up. Our report highlights that it is difficult to precisely predict the facial growth simply based on patient’s family history and the data of cephalometric analysis. Young patients with growth potential should be monitored continuously after orthodontic treatment. Second orthodontic treatment or orthognathic surgery may sometimes be required to correct a severe dentofacial deformity.

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