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J Orthod Sci. 2014 Jan;3(1):1-6. doi: 10.4103/2278-0203.127547.

Amelogenesis imperfecta and anterior open bite: Etiological, classification, clinical and management interrelationships.

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1
Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.
2
Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, School of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece ; Dubai School of Dental Medicine, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Abstract

Although amelogenesis imperfecta is not a common dental pathological condition, its etiological, classification, clinical and management aspects have been addressed extensively in the scientific literature. Of special clinical consideration is the frequent co-existence of amelogenesis imperfecta with the anterior open bite. This paper provides an updated review on amelogenesis imperfecta as well as anterior open bite, in general, and documents the association of these two separate entities, in particular. Diagnosis and treatment of amelogenesis imperfecta patients presenting also with anterior open bite require a lengthy, comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach, which should aim to successfully address all dental, occlusal, developmental, skeletal and soft tissue problems associated with these two serious clinical conditions.

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Amelogenesis imperfecta; anterior open bite; multidisciplinary dental treatment

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