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2020 Winter Conference

The Use of Temporary Skeletal Anchorage Devices (TSADs) in Openbite Closure

Feb 7, 2020 3:30pm ‐ Feb 7, 2020 4:15pm


This lecture will show cases where TSADs were utilized to close open bites. A comparison to the stability of these cases to those cases treated with orthognathic surgery will be made. Emphasis on early treatment and the adolescent patient will also be presented. One case with eight years in retention will also be shown.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize the patient that is indicated for the use of TSADs in the closure of an open bite.
  • Recapitulate the protocol for the placement of the tasks and appliances to close an open bite.
  • Manage the retention phase of the open bite patient.


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