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Aligners versus Surgical Plates in Open Bite Cases
Ali M. Darendeliler

Lecture Description
The most critical point in the management of vertical problems is the diagnosis. The main question is to find out if the vertical problem is dental or skeletal, what is the vertical position of the upper incisors and lower incisors and the vertical dimension of the lower facial height. Then we need to combine and coordinate the vertical dimension diagnosis with sagittal and transverse problems. By evaluating these features we will be able to decide if we should correct the vertical discrepancy by dental movements or skeletal movements or combination. The best ways of correcting the vertical problems using the most effective mechanics including TADs, orthognathic surgery, sequential aligners and braces will be discussed.