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CASE REPORT

Active Vertical Corrector-A Case Report

K Vijayalakshmi, Prathima GS

Keywords : active vertical corrector using magnets, bite block therapy,Skeletal open bite

Citation Information : Vijayalakshmi K, GS P. Active Vertical Corrector-A Case Report. 2011; 1 (2):23-27.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-1-2-23

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Correct force application is the prescription of orthodontic tooth movement Other than the conventional force systems, a new force system has been introduced in orthodontics called the magnetic force system. The difficulties which arise during treatment of anterior open bites, have challenged many orthodontists due to delayed treatment time and relapse caused by tongue pressure etc. The anterior open bite is corrected by extrusion of the anteriors, which is often unsatisfactory due to poor aesthetic result. Hence, intrusion of the posteriors resulting in auto rotation of the mandible anteriorly is preferred. A pediatric patient treated with AVC is presented in this article.


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