Orthopedic vertical control of the maxilla

Although this is discussed as a method of achieving mesial movement of 'B' point, there seems to be little evidence that this is a useful orthodontic treatment procedure. It is difficult to achieve vertical control of the maxilla orthodontically.

Fig. 7.35 Idiopathic condylar resorption occurs mainly in females. It is not well understood, and fortunately is rare. It can be unilateral. It causes a reduction in the length of the mandible, and this in turn results in an increase in overjet and anterior open bite.

Fig. 7.36 Idiopathic condylar resorption is fortunately seldom seen, and is difficult to manage. It can result in unfavorable downward and backward movement of 'B' point during or after orthodontic treatment.

Fig. 7.35 Idiopathic condylar resorption occurs mainly in females. It is not well understood, and fortunately is rare. It can be unilateral. It causes a reduction in the length of the mandible, and this in turn results in an increase in overjet and anterior open bite.

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