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Annual Session 2021

AS21B23 - Anterior Open Bite Correction: Conventional Treatment vs. TADs

‐ Jun 25, 2021 6:40pm

Anterior open bite (AOB) can be corrected by conventional orthodontic treatment or temporary anchorage devices (TADs). Severe skeletal, facial, and functional problems need to be corrected by orthognathic surgery, but combining cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and TADs provides an efficient and accurate way to correct AOB. Nowadays, we can expand orthodontic boundaries with TADs. In this lecture, various clinical applications of TADs and conventional orthodontic treatment will be discussed in challenging AOB cases along with the new American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) Scenario-based Clinical Examination domains. After the lecture, clinicians will know how to treat and finish AOB cases more efficiently and successfully while minimizing the chance of relapse.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how to prepare for the new ABO Scenario-based Clinical Examination in diagnosis and treatment planning, treatment implementation and management, and critical analysis and outcomes assessment in AOB cases
  • Identify clinical situations in which TADs would be beneficial in AOB correction
  • Understand clinical applications and biomechanical considerations of conventional orthodontic treatment vs. TADs in challenging AOB cases


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