Case Studies

Anterior open bite correction in skeletal Class I patient

Dr. Diego Peydro demonstrates treatment for an open bite in seven appointments Introduction Over the years, there have been many approaches to treat open bite cases with fixed appliances, but in this case report, I will demonstrate how a complex case with a severe open bite can be treated efficiently. I was able to complete …

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Using Spark™ Clear Aligners in open bite closure with TADs

Dr. Bill Dischinger illustrates treating a patient’s narrow arches and anterior open bite with clear aligner therapy My orthodontic training taught me how to close skeletal anterior open bites utilizing maxillary impaction surgery. I was fortunate enough to treat two patients in conjunction with the oral surgery department at my university using this technique. The …

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Class II Division I, 9 mm overjet

Dr. Aron Dellinger discusses treatment with the Roncone PhysioDynamic System (PDS) application of the 20/20 molar bracket Initial impressions utilizing the PDS QuicKlear with 20/20 molar bracket The active clip maintains excellent engagement of the double .014 archwire and provides significant control from the start of treatment. Due to excellent wire retention in the slot, …

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Idiopathic condylar resorption: a case report

Dr. Bradford Edgren illustrates a patient with dysfunctional remodeling of the condyle A healthy 16-year 10-month-old female presented for a clinical evaluation of her temporomandibular joints with chief complaints of headaches (tension 2-to-3 times per week and migrainous once a week), perceived reduced opening, right temporomandibular joint (TMJ) clicking, history of closed lock, nocturnal clenching …

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Simple treatment mechanics for a highly esthetic result

Drs. Todd Bovenizer and Christopher Baker discuss brackets that offered precise control for efficient treatment As we reopen our offices, treatment efficiency will be more important than ever. If we can get patients out of treatment faster and in fewer visits, we will be able to keep our patients, our staff, and their families safe …

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Simple treatment mechanics for with a highly esthetic result

Drs. Todd Bovenizer and Christopher Baker discuss brackets that offered precise control for efficient treatment As we reopen our offices, treatment efficiency will be more important than ever. If we can get patients out of treatment faster and in fewer visits, we will be able to keep our patients, our staff, and their families safe …

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Fewer office visits using high-frequency vibration to close an anterior open bite

Dr. Esther Feldman ponders what came first, the open bite or the habit? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Open bites are one of the most difficult classes of malocclusions that orthodontists are faced with in practice. That’s because the success of their resolution is entirely dependent on correctly addressing the etiology. The …

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