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The Vertical Dimension – An Orthodontist Perspective

Volume 2, Issue 2, February 2013, Pages 113–117

 The Vertical Dimension – An Orthodontist Perspective

Soumya K. M.1, Aravind S. Raju2, Renji K. Paul3, Mahantesh R. Chinagundi4, and Vinay P. Reddy5

1 Department of Orthodontics, Alazar Dental College & Hospital, Kerala, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, St.Gregorios Dental College & Hospital, Kerala, India
3 Department of Orthodontics, St.Gregorios Dental College & Hospital, Kerala, India
4 Department of Orthodontics, M.S.Ramiah Dental College & Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
5 Department of Orthodontics, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Original language: English

Copyright © 2013 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Deepbite and open bite presents an orthodontist with challenge in any of its much form. Diagnosis, treatment planning and appropriate mechanics form a backbone of successful orthodontic treatment of these kinds of vertical problems. Patients with this kind of malocclusion can be diagnosed clinically and cephalometrically, however, diagnosis should be viewed in the context of the skeletal and dental structure. Vertical growth is the last dimension to be completed, therefore treatment may appear to be successful one point and fail later. Some treatment may be prolonged if begun early. This article reviews diagnosis, control of vertical dimension which aims at striking a balance between the soft- tissues and the dento - alveolar and skeletal structures. So far various techniques have been tried both successfully and unsuccessfully, both surgically and orthodontically (Even a combination of both).

Author Keywords: Vertical dimension, Deepbite, Openbite.

How to Cite this Article

Soumya K. M., Aravind S. Raju, Renji K. Paul, Mahantesh R. Chinagundi, and Vinay P. Reddy, “The Vertical Dimension – An Orthodontist Perspective,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 113–117, February 2013.