This lecture will demonstrate the important factors that play a role in the decision of treating an open bite without or with extractions. The mechanisms of action with these two approaches will be illustrated and their implications for treatment results and stability will be addressed. Scientific evidences on the different stabilities provided by both open bite approaches will be explained. Clinical procedures to increase treatment stability will also be shown.
Diagnose when to treat an open bite without and with extractions and to know the mechanism of action of each approach.
Know the percentage of clinical stability provided by non-extraction and extraction open bite treatment, based on scientific evidences.
Increase treatment efficiency and stability with several additional clinical procedures.