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2020 Winter Conference

Managing Skeletal Open Bites with the Use of Clear Aligners

Feb 8, 2020 8:30am ‐ Feb 8, 2020 9:15am


In this lecture, Dr. Shen Garnett will explain how clear aligners can be used to control the vertical, its capabilities and limitations. An overview of stability and mechanics used to close open bites will also be covered. She will also outline a comparison of the effectiveness of clear aligners to fixed appliances and closing open bite.

Learning Objectives:
  • Increase confidence in using clear aligners to close open bites.
  • Comprehend the biomechanics involved in controlling the vertical.
  • Recognize that fixed appliance TADs and surgery is not the only option in closing open bites and the results and stability using clear aligners may be just as good and maybe better.


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