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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17B49C - Orthodontic Correction of Vertical Discrepancies and Open Bites

Apr 25, 2017 8:40am ‐ Apr 25, 2017 9:00am


This lecture will demonstrate orthodontic correction of patients who have skeletal and/or dental openbites accompanied by vertical discrepancies, facial imbalance and space discrepancies. In order to achieve long term stability of the dental correction along with a marked improvement of the balance and harmony of the face, certain treatment planning and force system precepts must be respected. The lecture will describe the fundamental concepts of treatment planning and force system management that must be employed during the correction of these difficult malocclusions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Plan treatment so that proper mandibular incisor position can be achieved.
  • Interpret the relationship of the force system to vertical dimension control.
  • Carefully monitor any tongue or digit habits.


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