Open Bite Malocclusion – A Review Article


Open Bite Malocclusion – A Review Article


Ramya et al.,


Open bite | Aetiology  

Publication Details

Volume: 6; Issue: 11; Nov-2020 | ISSN: 2454-5422


Open bite is a malocclusion that happens in the vertical plane, categorized by absence of vertical overlap among the maxillary and mandibular dentition. The anterior open bite and predominantly skeletal open bites are called “stigmata of malocclusion”. Open bites are easy to identify but difficult to treat and retain. The correction of open bite remains a tough task to the clinicians; careful diagnosis also appropriate involvement with proper treatment modalities and appliance choice has a crucial role in the treatment outcomes and long-term stability. Fiasco of tongue posture variation remains the main cause for degeneration of open bite. Prolonged retention with fixed or removable retainer is desirable and necessary in most cases of open bite treatment. The purpose of this article is to develop a better understanding about open bite malocclusion which will help the clinicians to manage the patients with open bite in a better way. 


Dr.M.Ramya, Dr.Nidhi Angrish, Dr.P.Deenadayalan, Dr.Deepak Chandrasekharan, Dr.R.Sathyapriya and Dr.Akshay Tandon Open Bite Malocclusion – A Review Article. International Journal of Current Science Research (IJCSR) 6.11 (2020): 2050-2066.