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Master Thesis

Supraclusion : bases diagnostiques, objectifs et solutions thérapeutiques

Abstract : Overbite is a frequent malocclusion affecting the vertical dimension. It is when teeth of the upper jaw completely overlap the teeth of the lower jaw when the mouth is closed. A static and dynamic exobuccal and endobuccal clinicals examinations completed by aesthetic and functional and finally cephalometrics analysis are fundamental. They make it possible to take into account the vertical and antero-posterior skeletal pattern, in which overbite is observed, along with dysfunctional factors, all of which are crucial to implementing suitable and individualized treatments. After making positive and etiological diagnosis, orthodondontic appliances will be selected according to specific, therapeutic objectives, and their biomechanical effects will have to be identified and kept under control, in order to achieve dental movements meeting the objectives of global treatments, on an occlusal, aesthetic and functional level. Overbite represents a real occlusal barrier restricting mandibular and kinematics growth. Therefore, with this treatment, the challenge is to correct etiology, concurrently with the excessive overlap (or ‘overbite’) to optimize facial growth and thus to restore occlusal conditions, conducive to articular and dento-parodontal equilibrium, while striving to respect, improve and predict smile aesthetics and its evolution, in the short, medium, but also long term. Yet, the recurrence of overbite remains frequent, and will have to be identified, anticipated and managed, thanks to end of treatment occlusal criteria, the elimination of dysfunctional habits and by using convenient contention devices.
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Tom Onghena. Supraclusion : bases diagnostiques, objectifs et solutions thérapeutiques. Chirurgie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02142603⟩



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