Molar intrusion in the management of anterior openbite and 'high angle' Class II malocclusions

Richard R J Cousley
Journal of Orthodontics 2014, 41 Suppl 1: S39-46
Orthodontic correction of anterior openbite has conventionally involved extraction therapy or an adjunctive maxillary impaction osteotomy. However, bone anchored molar intrusion treatments have been reported in recent years as a less invasive alternative for such patients. This paper describes the concepts and treatment processes involved with mini-implant molar intrusion to correct anterior openbite and reduce patients' excessive vertical facial proportions.

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