Open bite treatments are challenging due to its high rate of relapse. Function has a primary role in open bite stability, but other factors are of utmost importance to achieve an adequate and esthetic occlusion. With this in mind, the purpose of this lecture is to discuss how dental, skeletal and functional aspects should be considered in treatment planning, as well as the impact of different types of orthodontic appliances on clinical results.
Understand the importance of oral function in open bite stability.
Outline the criteria to define on incisor extrusion or molar intrusion to correct anterior open bites.
Critically analyze the effects of different appliances on open bite treatments.