Non surgical treatment of a Class II malocclusion with skeletal hyperdivergency and anterior open bite

Jose Ma Rodriguez Flores
International Journal of Orthodontics 2009, 20 (1): 15-22
The malocclusions with hyperdivergent vertical growth patterns are more difficult to treat without a combined approach, including orthodontics and orthodontic surgery. The goal of this article is to describe a nonsurgical approach of a Class II malocclusion on an adult patient presenting a skeletal hyperdivergency. Fundamental criteria must be respected including proper diagnosis, proper treatment timing to maximize growth potential, patient cooperation, etc. These factors are critical in the favorable treatment outcome of any jaw discrepancy.

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