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Management of Open Bite

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Author(s): Prasad Mandava | Ashok Kumar

Journal: Annals and Essences of Dentistry
ISSN 0975-8798

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 24;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Openbite | etiology | treatment plan

ABSTRACT
Open bite is a malocclusion that occurs in the vertical plane, characterized by lack of vertical overlap between the maxillary and Mandibular dentition. The anterior open bites particularly skeletal open bites are called as “stigmata of malocclusion”. The varied etiological characterstic features of openbite are discussed in this article. Openbites are easy to diagnose but difficult to retain. The various modes of treatment are also discussed depending upon the age of the patient

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