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Playing with Vertical Dimension? Know the Rules!

There’s a great position paper on the subject of when, how and by how much it is OK to change the Vertical Dimension of Occlusion (VDO) from M. Rebibo et al of the Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille HERE

There is a discussion of the myths around whether one can or cannot increase or decrease VDO and a very useful chart (Table 2) showing the effect that a change in height at the molars will have on position of the incisors and the incisal pin of the articulator. There are also several very interesting case presentations, including the use of occlusal equilibration alone to close down a significant anterior open bite. Please read the article and comment below if you have any questions of observations.

I might put a few similar cases of my own up if there’s sufficient interest, or if you have some photos and a case report you are prepared to share and have discussed please send them to me and I will publish them on here for you.


    April 15, 2012 at 5:34 am

    I really liked the approach. and cases presented are good. I would like to follow the approach. Sumit Bhansali

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