The national adult anterior openbite study has recruited over 100 orthodontists and around 300 subjects. This lecture will describe the practitioners' and subjects' characteristics, the practitioners' recommendations, and the patients’ accepted plans. It will also describe relationships that affect recommendations and treatment. For instance, do recommendations vary based on when a practitioner completed his or her orthodontic training, and are patients with more severe skeletal characteristics more likely to accept surgical treatment? Additionally, this lecture will briefly mention the goals of the next two phases of the study - end of treatment success and long-term stability.
Describe the characteristics of the orthodontists participating in the National Adult Anterior Openbite Study.
Describe the characteristics of the patients participating in the National Adult Anterior Openbite Study.
Discuss how practitioner and patient characteristics affect the treatments that are recommended, as well as the treatments that are chosen.