Aligner therapy often results in bite-deepening, which is helpful in patients with anterior openbite. Some practitioners are programming in posterior intrusion to assist with anterior openbite correction. Dr. Huang will review some of the literature associated with aligner therapy for anterior openbite patients, and describe a recent study evaluating the effect of planned posterior intrusion.
Recognize the advantages of treating anterior openbite patients with aligners.
Understand the tooth movements that occur when aligners are used to treat anterior openbite.
Compare the differences in tooth movement when aligners do and do not have planned posterior intrusion.