Skeletal Anchorage Surgery

Historically, closure of a skeletal open bite (apertognathia) often required a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic surgery to achieve correction of the occlusion and esthetic improvement. When traditional jaw surgery is not an option, the use of titanium plates and screws along with orthodontics can consistently and predictably reposition and intrude posterior teeth for stable dental and skeletal correction.

Indications for Skeletal Anchorage:

Treatment of open bite may be with surgery, orthodontics or titanium plates and screws.

  • To correct open bite by distalizing and intruding posterior teeth
  • Retract and intrude anterior teeth
  • Extrude deeply impacted molars

Advantages of Skeletal Anchorage over traditional Orthognathic Surgery:

  • Placement of plates and screws can be performed in office with local or IV sedation
  • Immediate loading, or use of plates to move teeth
  • Total treatment time 6-9 months average
  • Avoidance of major surgery and headgear

Please discuss the use of Skeletal Anchorage with your orthodontist and Dr. Sultan to see whether it is a viable option in your treatment.

Titanium plates and screws to correct an open bite. Procedure offered by Oral Surgeon in Ft. Lauderdale FL

Titanium plates and screws to correct an open bite. Procedure offered by Oral Surgeon in Ft. Lauderdale FL

Titanium plates and screws to correct an open bite. Procedure offered by Oral Surgeon in Ft. Lauderdale FL

Titanium plates and screws to correct an open bite. Procedure offered by Oral Surgeon in Ft. Lauderdale FL