Article: Volume 13 Number 1 Page 35 - January 2020

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  Orth Update 2020; 13: 35-40

Orthodontics:  Dilemma in Closing the Bite: a Case of Orthognathic Surgery

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Abstract: This case report demonstrates treatment of an open bite case with a history of trauma to the maxillary anterior region in childhood. A 20-year-old adult male presented with a convex profile and significant anterior bite and unilateral posterior crossbite. Surgical bite correction was planned but posed a dilemma in the choice of surgery.

Clinical relevance: To demonstrate the outcome of a case of skeletal anterior open bite treated with orthognathic surgery.

Author notes: Siddharth Mehta, Reader, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Abhay T Kamath, Professor and Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Adarsh Kudva, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, G Srikanth, Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Arun Urala, Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal – 576104, Karnataka, India.

Objective: To demonstrate the outcome of a case of skeletal anterior open bite treated with orthognathic surgery.