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[3-1]_(45~67) The Efficiency of Lingual Orthodontics in Open-Bite Treatment: Case Reports

The Efficiency of Lingual Orthodontics in Open-Bite Treatment: Case Reports


Yeon Bum Choi

Choi’s Orthodontic Clinic, Korean Association of Lingual Orthodontics, Seoul, Korea


Purpose: This article reveal the effect of lingual orthodontics in open-bite treatment and retention.


Methods: Three adult cases showing anterior open-bite with tongue thrusting habit are treated with lingual brackets and compared with the need of inter-maxillary elastics and incisal positions.


Results: No inter-maxillary elastics are used at all to close anterior open-bite and intrusions of incisal teeth are observed in all of the cases. No special retainers except wrap-around retainer are necessary at retention period with well retained incisal positions.


Conclusion: To the contrary of general concepts, lingual orthodontics is a very useful method to treat anterior openbite treatment.


Key words: Open-bite, Tongue thrusting habit, Lingual bracket, Lingual orthodontics


Korean J Lingual Orthod 2014;3(1):45-67



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