Edition V13N05 | Year 2008 | Editorial Special Article | Pages 144 to 157
Introduction The treatment of dentofacial deformities and malocclusions with anterior open bites, was one of the first applications of miniplates for orthodontic anchorage. The use of this treatment system reduces the number of patients referred to orthognathic surgery and simplifies many problems. This approach applies intrusive forces to posterior teeth, and the mandible undergoes counterclockwise rotation, which decreases lower facial height and projects hard and soft tissue pogonions. Objective: This study describes the principles of orthodontic mechanics in the correction of anterior open bite and illustrates these principles with a series of clinical cases.