John Libbey Eurotext

L'Orthodontie Française


Lingual treatment of an anterior open bite case Volume 86, issue 2, Juin 2015

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One of the benefits of the orthodontic lingual technique is the complete discretion it provides, preserving acceptable facial esthetics throughout treatment. Nevertheless, it is a fact that the treatment of open bites with this technique inevitably poses a challenge for the practitioner. The patient we present in this article displayed a skeletal and dental Class II with anterior open bite. The difficulty with this case was to control the incisal torque during open bite closure, given that this constitutes a critical factor in the lingual technique. Consequently, we will emphasize above all our diagnostic procedures as well as our treatment strategies designed to achieve our objectives while controlling the incisal torque.