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Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2007 Aug;19(3):321-38, v.

Anterior open bite correction by Le Fort I or bilateral sagittal split osteotomy.

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Department of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. drprey@global.co.za

Abstract

Some of the most challenging dentofacial deformities facing surgeons and orthodontists are anterior open bite malocclusions. Determining the cause for the development of an anterior open bite and formulating a diagnosis are complicated by the role of neuromuscular and genetic influences. Long-term skeletal and dental stability has been a concern because of the influence that the neuromusculature has on the repositioned jaws and stability of teeth after vertical orthodontic mechanics required for closing open bites.

PMID:
18088888
DOI:
10.1016/j.coms.2007.04.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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