DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF OPEN BITE

Overview:

An open bite is a term given to an occlusion where the upper and the lower teeth do not meet even when the teeth are put together. The causes of open bite have been discussed in a previous article. The effect of an open bite is both functional and aesthetics.

Investigation

  • Orthopantomogram (OPG)
  • Cephalometric radiograph
  • Study model
  • Photograph

Diagnosis

  • Angel class malocclusion complicated by an open bite
  • Upper anterior proclination
  • Spacing
  • Bimaxillary hypoplaxia

Treatment

  • Habit breaker
  • Fixed orthodontic appliance
  • Fastbraces

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