On the basis of more than 30-year clinical experience of open bite treatment, various cases using TADs and clinical tips for open bite treatment will be shared. TADs have been used in several ways. Among them the mid-palatal screw and intrusion TPA was the choice of treatment. Some of the cases were treated after extraction of second molars. It facilitated the speed of closing the bite. Many of Class II open bite patients accompany TMD problems. Some of them have unstable condylar position, which makes it very difficult to obtain a good occlusion and incisal contact. Post-retention stability is one of the important issues. Guide lines will be provided. Lecture will include the step-by-step procedure to treat open bite and a short video ‘how to place a mid-palatal TAD.
- Attendees of this lecture will be able to select good indications of TAD in open-bite cases.
- Attendees of this lecture will be able to resolve the problems faced when trying to use TAD in open bite cases.
- Attendees of this lecture will be able to decide where to place a TAD in open bite cases and to place it safely.