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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 159-66
Correction of anterior open bite in a case of achondroplasia


1 Department of Orthodontics, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, Tamilnadu, India
2 Department of Dental and Oral Surgery, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, Tamilnadu, India

Correspondence Address:
S Karpagam
Department of Orthodontics, Christian Medical College, Vellore 632004, Tamilnadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.29903

PMID: 16761710

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Treatment planning for patients with skeletal deformities is often considered challenging. This article reports a female patient with achondroplasia who presented with severe maxillary retrognathism and vertical excess along with anterior open bite. The clinical and cephalometric findings of the patient are detailed here. The treatment plan consisted of modified anterior maxillary osteotomy for simultaneous vertical and sagittal augmentation along with orthodontic intervention. The course of surgical-orthodontic treatment and the results are presented. This treatment is to be followed by correction of vertical maxillary excess after completion of growth. This paper concludes that the dentoalveolar component of a skeletal deformity can be handled independent of the craniofacial management.


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