2011 Annual Session - Updates On Multiloop Edgewise Archwire (MEAW) Therapy: a Nonsurgical Treatment of Severe Open Bite Malocclusion/ Surgical and Medical Management of Idiopathic Condylar Resorption and Open Bite Deformities
Updates On Multiloop Edgewise Archwire (MEAW) Therapy: a Nonsurgical Treatment of Severe Open Bite Malocclusion
Treatment of anterior open bite malocclusion presents a challenging problem for most orthodontists. Various therapeutic modalities, including non-surgical and surgical corrections, are available. The effectiveness of some of these treatment methods and the stability of correction are still under review. The MEAW therapy was first developed in 1967 by Dr. Young H. Kim to treat severe open bite malocclusion. This lecture will present updates on MEAW therapy and will also review this non-surgical treatment option in treating severe open bite malocclusion using sample cases.
To understand the differential diagnosis of open bite malocclusion
To understand the biomechanical system of open bite correction using MEAW therapy
To improve the stability of open bite correction during retention
Surgical and Medical Management of Idiopathic Condylar Resorption and Open Bite Deformities
Open bite deformities have been some of the most difficult dentofacial deformities to treat in the orthodontic practice. Making an early diagnosis of condylar resorption in a population of these patients can be helpful in obtaining a more predictable and stable result This presentation will review the current theories on the etiology of open bite deformities and especially related to Condylar Resorption. Diagnostic methods utilizing specific medical testing wiill be emphasized in the nonsurgical and medical management of this condition. The surgical methods and timing for these procedures in coordination with the orthodontic treatment approach will also be discussed.
Participants will be updated on the current theories of condylar resorption leading to open bites.
Medical management and diagnostic testing will be discussed as it relates to this particular deformity.
Expected timing for orthodontic and surgical treatment will be related to the patients diagnosis and test results.