ANTERIOR OPEN-BITE TREATMENT BY MEANS OF ZYGOMATIC MINIPLATES: A CASE REPORT


BEYCAN K. , Erverdi N.

JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY, cilt.51, sa.1, ss.52-56, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 51 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.17096/jiufd.20633
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.52-56

Özet

This case report presents the treatment of a patient with skeletal Cl II malocclusion and anterior open-bite who was treated with zygomatic miniplates through the intrusion of maxillary posterior teeth. A 16-year-old female patient with a chief complaint of anterior open-bite had a symmetric face, incompetent lips, convex profile, retrusive lower lip and chin. Intraoral examination showed that the buccal segments were in Class II relationship, and there was anterior open-bite (overbite -6.5 mm). The cephalometric analysis showed Class II skeletal relationship with increased lower facial height. The treatment plan included intrusion of the maxillary posterior teeth using zygomatic miniplates followed by fixed orthodontic treatment. At the end of treatment Class I canine and molar relationships were achieved, anterior open-bite was corrected and normal smile line was obtained. Skeletal anchorage using zygomatic miniplates is an effective method for open-bite treatment through the intrusion of maxillary posterior teeth.