In this case study, we report the successful treatment of a 35-year-old woman with a hyperdivergent skeletal pattern, open bite and severe transverse deficiency, exhibiting a skeletal Class III malocclusion. The treatment plan included 3D correction of these issues with surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) to solve the transverse deficiency, presurgical orthodontic treatment including aligning and levelling of the teeth in both arches, LeFort I osteotomy and bilateral sagittal split ramus osteotomy, and postsurgical correction of malocclusion. Orthodontic treatment was performed with labial brackets, and the patient achieved satisfactory occlusion and a significantly improved facial profile. Retention at the 1-year follow-up showed stable occlusion and arch forms with a harmonious facial profile.
Keywords: hyperdivergent skeletal pattern, open bite, orthodontic-surgical treatment, surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion, transverse deficiency