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May 2015 BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 16:05 PM

Animation - Incisor Angle and Airway

The animation update this month shows how incisor angle can affect jaw position and constrict the airway.

Upper incisor inclined at 25 deg

Upper incisor inclined at 15 deg

Upper incisor inclined at 5 deg

Upper incisor inclined at -5 deg

The four snapshots above show increasingly steep or rearward inclined incisors.

This causes the jaw to take a more rearward position resulting in a constricted airway and TMJ problems.

With an occlusion summit in Brazil this month, at which my business partner Dr. Don Reid was presenting, it seemed a good month to take onboard a suggestion from Dr. Roberto Nasacimento Maciel, one of Don's co-presenters at the conference.

Thank you Dr. Maciel for your help in producing this month's animation!

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