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Chapter-19 Surgical Management of Apertognathia

BOOK TITLE: Surgical Correction of Facial Deformities

Author
1. Mani Varghese
ISBN
9788184488791
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11121_19
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2010
Pages
11
Author Affiliations
1. Mar Baselios Dental College , Kothamangalam (Kerala), India, Govt Dental College and Hospital, Calicut
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Abstract

The term open bite or apertognathia is applied to a condition in which teeth fail to occlude when the jaws are brought together. An open bite can be anterior or posterior. Open bite deformity is generally classified as follows—simple in which the interdental opening is anterior to canines, compound in which the opening extends back to the premolars and skeletal or infantile in which the deformity extends more posteriorly to involve the molars. When the open bite deformity involves the dentoalveolar component alone it can be termed dental open bite, but if the deformity involves skeletal bases also, it is skeletal open bite.

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