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Abstract

Anterior open bite often combines with longer anterior facial height, higher mandibular plane angle, mandible clockwise rotation and mandible retrognathism. The facial profiles of patients with OSA ( obstructive sleep apnea syndrome) also often reveal mandible retrognathism. Therefore, it is an interesting subject that whether treating anterior open bite has the advantage of improving symptom of sleeping problem. This review article is to investigate the correlation of tooth movement in vertical dimension with airway, also investigate the influence of oral appliance height and surgery-treated open bite on airway.

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