The application of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) for molar intrusion has allowed orthodontists to correct class II openbites effectively without surgery. The speaker will introduce the concept of TADs-supported intermaxillary traction, a simple form of intermaxillary elastics supported by bimaxillary TADs, as an alternative conservative option for closing class II openbites. Case selection and outcome for TADs-supported intermaxillary traction will be discussed and compared to other options such as molar intrusion.
Identify non-surgical treatment modalities for class II openbites using TADs.
Recognize the clinical indications for TAD-supported intermaxillary traction.
Critically appraise treatment outcomes for openbite closure using molar intrusion or TAD-supported intermaxillary traction.