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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17B10A - Leveling the Occlusal Plane to Solve Vertical Problems

‐ Apr 22, 2017 2:35pm

Vertical problems such as anterior open bites and or deep overbites can become some of the most difficult cases to treat. Most of the biomechanics in these cases have focused on the wrong movements, either molar intrusion for open bite or incisor intrusion for deep over bite cases, many times using a variety of complicated and invasive auxiliaries. This lecture will demonstrate through clinical cases a simple biomechanics to solve these vertical problems focused on leveling the occlusal plane.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the role of the occlusal plane in the vertical plane.
  • Compare different types of biomechanics to solve vertical problems.
  • Manage the most common open bite and deep over bite cases through out leveling the occlusal plane.


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