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Maximizing tissue response in selected subjects with anterior open bites.
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PMID:  19885419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Aim: Open bites are challenging malocclusions with a multifactorial etiology, varying clinical severity, and questionable stability. The aim of this article is to describe a method for maximizing tissue response in the treatment of selected subjects with anterior open bites. Method: Twelve subjects with an anterior open bite and insufficient incisor display underwent a limited corticotomy to augment alveolar bone response by creating an anteroposterior intra-arch anchorage differential. Cephalometric radiographs were taken before treatment (T1) and 1 month after open bite closure (T2). The change in perceived smile esthetics was assessed by a visual analog scale. Results: All open bites were closed after a mean of 6 weeks. Radiographic evaluation showed significant maxillary incisor extrusion and retrusion. There was a notable improvement in smile esthetics after treatment. Conclusion: It is possible to close anterior open bites rapidly with significant improvement in smile esthetics in a selected group of anterior open-bite subjects. World J Orthod 2009;10:187-195.
Yehya A Mostafa; Nagwa Helmy El-Mangoury; Amr M Abou-El-Ezz; Ahmed M Heider
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of orthodontics     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1941-6741     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Orthod     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959981     Medline TA:  World J Orthod     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  187-95     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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