Skeletal open bite treated with clear aligners and miniscrews

Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2021 Feb;159(2):224-233. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2019.07.020.


This case report describes the treatment of a 16-year-old female patient with a skeletal open bite and temporomandibular dysfunction. Clear aligners and miniscrews were used to control the occlusal plane and improve the skeletal problem. At the end of treatment, the mandible had rotated counterclockwise, allowing bite closure, upgrading dental and facial esthetics, and improving temporomandibular dysfunction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Cephalometry
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mandible
  • Open Bite* / diagnostic imaging
  • Open Bite* / therapy
  • Orthodontic Appliances, Removable*