The approach used to treat open bite depends on the origin of the anomaly and the Angle classification. This vertical deviation can be dental or skeletal in nature, or both combined. If removable appliances, such as an oral vestibular plate, or palatal expansion and myofunctional therapy are used in early treatments, multibracket therapy, extraction therapy or orthodontic treatment in combination with surgery are most used in the permanent dentition. Aligner therapy offers a valuable alternative approach for treating dentoalveolar open bite, and its use in combination with skeletal anchorage broadens the spectrum of orthodontics even more. The present article shows different examples of open bite patients treated with aligner orthodontics alone and discusses the incorporation of virtual articulators in treatment planning.
Schlagwörter: aligner orthodontics, attachments, Dental Motion Decoder-System software, extrusion, in-office aligners, interdisciplinary dentistry, intrusion, Invisalign, OnyxCeph Aligner 3D software, open bite, virtual articulator