Skeletal open bite with amelogenesis imperfecta treated with compression osteogenesis: A case report

Hiroki Mori, Takashi Izawa, Hitoshi Mori, Keiichiro Watanabe, Takahiro Kanno, Eiji Tanaka

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Background: We successfully treated a 37-year-old male who had skeletal open bite with severe amelogenesis imperfecta (AI) with orthodontics, compression osteogenesis, and prosthodontics. Case presentation: The patient was diagnosed with severe anterior open bite caused by severe AI. Corticotomy was performed on both buccal and palatal sides of the molar regions, and anchor plates were placed onto the bilateral zygomatic buttress and the center of the hard palate. After corticotomy, posterior maxillary segments were moved 3.5 mm superiorly to correct skeletal open bite with elastic chains. After 8-month, overbite had decreased by 2.0 mm. After further 5 months of prosthodontic preparation, orthodontic appliances were removed, and provisional crowns were set on all teeth. The anterior open bite was corrected, and ideal occlusion with a Class I molar relationship was achieved. The upper first molars were intruded 3.5 mm, resulting in 3.0o counter-clockwise rotation of the mandible. The total active treatment period was 16 months. Acceptable occlusion with a good facial profile was well maintained throughout the 8-year retention period. Conclusions: Our results indicate long-term stability after interdisciplinary treatment combining orthodontics, oral surgery, and prosthodontics in a patient with severe anterior open bite and AI.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3
JournalHead and Face Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 28 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Anchor plate
  • Compression osteogenesis
  • Corticotomy
  • Open bite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • General Dentistry
  • Clinical Neurology


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