Background: The opinion on whether a patient with an anterior open bite should be treated surgically or not is controversial. These patients generally suffer from associated discomfort due to their occlusal instability and musculoskeletal pain. Clinical Presentation: A 60-year-old woman visited the clinic with dental mobility of her upper central incisors as her chief complaint. She had a severe anterior open bite, with a history of continuous grinding and multiple dental restorations in poor condition. Additionally, she suffered neck pain with movement restrictions. Conclusion: Dentists can evaluate and treat patients with an anterior open bite using this integrative model (physical therapy/dentistry) as a possible alternative as part of the treatment for anterior open bite patients.
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- Odontología (todo)