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Intrusion of Maxillary Posterior Teeth to Correct a Severe Anterior Open Bite

VOLUME 51 : NUMBER 06 : PAGES (326-334) 2017

BILAL AL-FALAHI, BDS, MDS

AHMAD MOHAMMAD HAFEZ, DDS, MDS, PhD

MAHER FOUDA, DDS, MDS

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Skeletal anterior open bite is a complicated malocclusion mainly characterized by downward and backward rotation of the mandible and overgrowth of the posterior dentoalveolar segments, resulting in an elongated vertical facial dimension and a steeper mandibular plane. Treatment is challenging because of the difficulty of reducing the height of the posterior dentoalveolar region.

In growing patients, orthopedic or functional devices such as passive bite blocks, ...

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