Giving back to our specialty: Participate in the national anterior open-bite study

 

Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2016;149:4-5

 

How often have you reached the end of a systematic review and read the sentence, “Additional well-conducted studies are necessary to increase our understanding of this important topic.” Have you ever wondered how we are going to perform these “well-conducted” studies? For example, there are several new approaches for the treatment of anterior open bite in adults, including temporary anchorage devices, aligners, and mandibular surgery with counterclockwise rotation. But are these treatments as effective or as stable as other therapies, like maxillary surgery, the multiloop edgewise archwire technique, or premolar extractions? How can we find out?

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