The use of implants for orthodontic correction of an open bite.
Prosterman B,Prosterman L,Fisher R,Gornitsky M
American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics
This case illustrates the integration of maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, prosthodontics and periodontics in the treatment of an adult male. A traumatic injury to the lower jaw was the stimulus for the patient to seek orthodontic correction of a severe malocclusion including crossbites and an anterior open bite. The loss of a large portion of the anterior alveolar process of the lower jaw including six teeth was corrected with an implant bearing prosthesis which was subsequently used as anchorage to correct the malocclusion. Through the combined efforts of the above disciplines, properly orchestrated, this patient was treated in an effective and successful manner.