Anterior open bite compensation in vertical patient with asymmetric extractions and mini-implant as anchorage

Admin Dental Press

Edition V17N04 | Year 2018 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 80 to 89

Gabriel Rasseli Pretti, Rogério de Almeida Penhavel, Fabricio Pinelli Valarelli, Danilo Pinelli Valarelli, Karina Maria Salvatore de Freitas, Rodrigo Hermont Cançado

When defining a treatment plan for anterior open bite, diagnosing its etiology and severity is essential, especially when it comes to adult patients. Thus, this article aims at presenting the clinical case of a patient presenting Class II malocclusion and anterior open bite, in which asymmetric extractions were performed, added to intermaxillary elastics mechanics to improve bite closure, and correction of sagittal Class II relationship. As a result, closure of the patient’s bite and normalization of the occlusal relationship, function and aesthetics, with a slight improvement of the facial profile were achieved.

Orthodontics, corrective, Open bite, Tooth extraction, Bone screws,

Pretti GR, Penhavel RA, Valarelli FP, Valarelli DP, Freitas KMS, Cançado RH. Compensação da mordida aberta anterior em paciente vertical com extrações assimétricas e mini-implante como ancoragem. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2018 Ago-Set;17(4):80-9. DOI:

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