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Non-Surgical Open-Bite Correction with Micro-Implants: Is it possible to correct all open bite cases?
Date: 28 May 2020
Time: 09:00am
Zoom Link:
Meeting ID: 947 1126 3114
Password: 043393
Professor Won Moon
Professor Won Moon
Thomas R. Bales Endowed Chair in Orthodontics
UCLA School of Dentistry
Professor Won Moon is the Thomas R. Bales Endowed Chair in Orthodontics for the orthodontic residency program at UCLA School of Dentistry. He has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics since 2002. He completed his dental education at Harvard and orthodontic education at UCLA. He studied mathematics prior to dentistry, and his research topics include 3D image analysis utilizing surface mapping functions and Elliptical Fourier’s Descriptors, Genomewide Association Study of Craniofacial Phenotypes, Finite Element Model (FEM) Development and Simulation, Applications of 3D Printing in Orthodontics, Orthopedic Correction, Airway Changes with Orthopedic Corrections, Accelerated Tooth Movement, and Micro-implant (MI) Design study. His work has been published in various journals, not necessarily limited to orthodontics because of his background, and he is a co-author of three textbooks. He has presented these findings in 34 countries, totaling over 450 presentations. His current focus has been establishing protocols for orthopedic corrections with MI, improving the airway for patients with nasal obstruction, and creating virtual patients utilizing image analysis and FEM.
His interest in mid-facial expansion began in 2004 as micro-implant became available in USA, and he is responsible for developing Maxillary Skeletal Expander (MSE), a unique micro-implant assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE). He has been active in advocating non-surgical skeletal expansion in both children and adult patients, especially for those who may suffer from airway restrictions. His presentation in MSE has been widely accepted internationally, and numerous peer-reviewed publications are available.
The primary aim of this presentation is to illustrate the dental and skeletal effects of non-surgical open bite correction utilizing Micro-implants (MI). Open bite cases are considered to be the most challenging problems in orthodontics, and they are often treated by surgical intervention. With an advent of MI in orthodontics, many of these cases can be treated non-surgically with satisfactory results. Several cases will be presented demonstrating biomechanics involved in dealing with different types of open bite cases, and the dental and skeletal changes will be closely reviewed.
The secondary aim is to explore the factors involved in diagnoses of open bite cases. Although the non-surgical management of open bite cases has contributed enormously in the recent rise in popularity of Micro-implant orthodontics, the limitations of such treatments are rarely discussed. Both successful and unsuccessful cases will be presented in order to demonstrate the novel concepts involved in diagnosing these cases.
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