Correction of Anterior Open Bite and Facial Profile by Orthognathic Surgery A Case Report
AbstractThis case report describes the treatment of a severe anterior open bite, Class III malocclusion with a history of digit
sucking. An 18 years-old male presented with a significant anteroposterior and vertical discrepancy of face. The patient’s
face was concave with procumbent lips. He had an anterior open bite of 11 mm, a reverse overjet of 8 mm, and a
transverse maxillary deficiency on right side. The orthognathic surgery was elected as an option of treatment to correct
the anterior open bite with improvement of facial profile.
Keywords: Anterior open bite; Transverse maxillary deficiency; Vertical excess; Orthognathic surgery.
BSMMU J 2010; 3(1): 31-34