Anterior open bite: limited evidence for current treatment approaches

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While 22 studies were included in this review of the treatment of anterior open bite, only 3 were RCTs. The RCTs and the other included studies were of low quality and a wide range of treatment approaches and appliances were used. Further high quality trials are needed to guide clinical practice.

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Limited new information on the treatment of posterior crossbites

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Maxillary expansion is a common orthodontic treatment used for the correction of posterior crossbite resulting from reduced maxillary width.  The aim of this review recent was to  assess the effectiveness of various modalities of orthopaedic/orthodontic expansion of maxillary arches with crossbite and the associated 6 month post retention stability. The authors searched ,Cochrane Central Register [read the full story…]