Dr. Huang will present findings from the first and second phases of the National Anterior Openbite Study, which consist of the enrollment and end-of-treatment time points. He will describe the final doctor and patient demographic characteristics, as well as the dentofacial characteristics of the patients. He will discuss how these factors are related to the treatment options presented to patients, and the treatments they accepted. Finally, he will describe preliminary end-of-treatment results, and describe which treatments were the most common and successful.
Describe the factors that impacted orthodontists' treatment recommendations for their adult anterior open bite patients.
Identify the factors that impacted patients' acceptance of recommended treatment plans.
Discuss the relative success of various treatment modalities for treating anterior open bite in adult patients.