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2019 Annual Session Conference

An Innovative Approach for Non-surgical Correction of Class II Openbite using TAD-supported Intermaxillary Traction

May 4, 2019 10:20am ‐ May 4, 2019 10:50am


The application of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) for molar intrusion has allowed orthodontists to correct class II openbites effectively without surgery. The speaker will introduce the concept of TADs-supported intermaxillary traction, a simple form of intermaxillary elastics supported by bimaxillary TADs, as an alternative conservative option for closing class II openbites. Case selection and outcome for TADs-supported intermaxillary traction will be discussed and compared to other options such as molar intrusion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify non-surgical treatment modalities for class II openbites using TADs.
  • Recognize the clinical indications for TAD-supported intermaxillary traction.
  • Critically appraise treatment outcomes for openbite closure using molar intrusion or TAD-supported intermaxillary traction.


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Daniel Adame
7/31/19 4:19 pm

¿Do you have the presentation with text and images?