Case Report

Management of Anterior Open Bite and Skeletal Class II Hyperdivergent Patient with Clear Aligner Therapy


  • Sudha Gudhimella
  • Vaibhav Gandhi
  • Nichole Leigh Schiro
  • Nandakumar Janakiraman

Received Date: 19.04.2021 Accepted Date: 20.08.2021 Turk J Orthod 2022;35(2):139-149

In orthodontics, patients with hyperdivergent facial types or problems in the vertical dimension are often challenging to treat with predictable treatment results. Conventionally along with fixed appliances, a headgear, posterior bite block, extraction, temporary anchorage devices, or orthognathic surgery are preferable approaches to treat such patients. This case report illustrates a non-extraction, non-surgical orthodontic treatment of 5 mm anterior open bite in a non-growing adult patient, utilizing clear aligner therapy.

Keywords: Open bite, clear aligner therapy, molar intrusion, sagittal discrepancy