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Use of a modified vertical holding appliance for open bite interceptive treatment in growing patients
 

Type:  Articles

Pubblication date:  17/2021

Authors:  A.M. Greco1, F. Gavetti2, M. Severino3, R. Gatto4

Language:  English

Institution:  1Visiting Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy 2Private Practice Rome, Italy 3Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of ĹAquila, L ́Aquila, Italy 4Professor and Chief, Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of L ́Aquila, L ́Aquila, Italy

Publication:  European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry

Publisher:  Ariesdue Srl

Keywords:  Open bite, Growing patients, Tongue pressure.

Email:  [email protected]

URL:  https://ejpd.eu/EJPD_2021_22_01_07.pdf


Title:  Use of a modified vertical holding appliance for open bite interceptive treatment in growing patients

Abstract:  Background The aim of this paper is to illustrate the use of a modified vertical holding appliance (G-VHA) to obtain the vertical control of maxillary molars and tongue stimulation in order to achieve a transverse activation in growing patients with dental open bite without the patient’s compliance. Case reports The G-VHA is a modified trans-palatal bar with a resin pad covering the Omega central loop and two adjunctive lateral loops to ensure the bar flexibility. The G-VHA is designed to direct the force of the tongue against the upper molars to generate intrusion and at the same time to stimulate and re-educate the tongue. Two cases of dental open bite in growing patients are illustrated. Both patients were successfully treated, and the open bite was fully corrected thanks to molar intrusion, following counterclockwise rotation of the mandible and tongue correction. Finishing of alignment was performed in phase II of the treatment with conventional appliances. Conclusion The G-VHA proved to be effective in controlling the vertical position of maxillary molars promoting the counter-clockwise rotation of the mandible and stimulating a different tongue posture.

 
 
 
 
 
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