1.On the basis of region involved
Anterior open bite
Posterior open bite
2.On the basis of etiologic factors
Skeletal open bite
Dental open bite
3.On the clinical basis
Simple open Bite (Confined to the teeth & alveolus process)
Complex or Skeletal Open bite ( Based on primary vertical skeletal dysplasias)
Compound Open Bite (or) Infantile Open Bite (Completely open including molass)
Iatrogenic Open Bite (Consequence of either orthodonti or surgical theraphy)
4.On the basis of molar relationship
Class I open bite
Class II open bite
Class III open bite
Vertical malocclusion develops as result of the interaction of many etiologic factors. In young children, digit habits and pacifiers are the most common etiologic agents.
In the mixed dentition years other than the normal transitional open bite, some openbites are probably attributable to lingering habits, where others are clearly skeletal in nature.
In the adolescent and the adult, it is difficult to assign singular causation. The influence of the tongue, lip, and airway on the development of malocclusion remains to be substantiated. Variations in growth intensity, the function of the soft tissues and the jaw musculature, and the individual dentoalveolar development influence the evolution of open bite problems.
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