Revista Cubana de Estomatología
versão On-line ISSN 1561-297X
LOPEZ RODRIGUEZ, Anselmo et al. Orthodontic-surgical treatment of anterior open bite. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2004, vol.41, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-297X.
In the context of orthognathic surgery practice and development at "Comandante Manuel Fajardo" university hospital, morbidity from several anomalies in the maxillomandibular growth has shown that anterior open bite is pretty common. Such anomalies are detected and treated by the orthodontist at early childhood. To close an anterior open bite is difficult sometimes and requires the analysis of the patient by a multidisciplinary group made up of maxillofacial surgeons, orthodontists and denture specialists. A number of causes may be the origin of anterior open bite, mainly harmful habits that persist in the patient such as interference with the condylar growth center, dummy sucking, atypical deglutition or proctatile tongue, mouth breathing, among others. This paper is aimed at showing different therapies that presently reduce anterior open bite and also presents the case of a 14-years-old girl having 18mm anterior open bite.
Palavras-chave : orthognathic surgery; anterior open bite; invertebrate spic curve.