Rest position of the mandible and integumental change in a control group of Class I occlusions is compared and contrasted with a study group of Class II malocclusion and a study group of Class III malocclusion. Change from centric occlusion to rest position of the mandible was suggestive of simulated correction of the malocclusion and improved facial esthetics.

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Dr. Sperry is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Orbhodontics at the Unioersity of Illinois at Chicago. He main-fains R prioabe practice in Aurora, Illinois