Case Report

Orthognathıc Surgery İn A Skeletal Class Iıı Anterior Open-Bite Case. (A Case Report)


Turk J Orthod 1998;11(2):163-174

Anterior open-bite cases are considered functionally and aesthetically as a severe syndrome and especially treatment planning of skeletal anterior open-bite cases requires elaboreted diagnostic and therapeutic implications. Treatment of such dentofacial deformities mostly requires a combination of orthodontic and orthognatic surgery procedures. Application of such procedures help to achieve normal jaw function, optimal facial esthetics and long-term stability. In this paper the orthodontic treatment of a Class III anterior open-bite case in combination with ortognathic surgery is presented and the treatment approach is discussed.

Keywords: Anterior open-bite, orthodontic treatment, ortognathic surgery