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Severe Anterior Open Bite during Mixed Dentition Treated withn Palatal Spurs

  • Mauro Henrique Andrade Nascimento1
  • Telma Martins de Araújo2
  • Andre Wilson Machado3,*,

1Orthodontist, Brazil

2Section of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

3Section of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

DOI: 10.17796/1053-4628-40.3.247 Vol.40,Issue 3,May 2016 pp.247-250

Published: 01 May 2016

*Corresponding Author(s): Andre Wilson Machado E-mail:


Deleterious oral habits, such as non-nutritive sucking or tongue thrusting, if not intercepted at an early stage can cause complex malocclusions. This manuscript describes a clinical case report of a successful interception of a severe anterior dental open bite caused by thumb sucking and tongue thrusting habits. The case involved a six-year-old female patient treated with the use of palatal spurs and maxillary removable crib followed by monitoring the development of dental occlusion. At the end of the interceptive phase acceptable results were achieved, showing the efficacy of the treatment undertaken as well the importance of an early intervention to remove harmful oral habits.


Finger sucking, open bite, interceptive orthodontics

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Mauro Henrique Andrade Nascimento,Telma Martins de Araújo,Andre Wilson Machado. Severe Anterior Open Bite during Mixed Dentition Treated withn Palatal Spurs. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2016. 40(3);247-250.


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