Anterior Openbite Malocclusions in Adults: Recommendations, Treatment, and Stability
The Anterior Openbite (AOB) study is a prospective 3.5 year cohort study of approximately 350 adult patients in active orthodontic treatment for AOB who expect to have treatment completed within 24 months of enrollment into the study. 92 National Dental PBRN orthodontists or dentists who routinely perform orthodontic treatment are currently involved with the study.
Most research on AOB treatment and stability is from retrospective case series. This prospective study has tremendous potential to provide practitioners with stronger evidence about AOB treatment outcomes and stability for adults. It will also provide information about retention outcomes. Additionally, the gathering of patient-reported data about the decision to pursue a specific treatment option and patient satisfaction after treatment may be extremely valuable. The primary objective of the study is to estimate the proportion of patients 1) treated successfully (determined at end of active treatment), and 2) whose treatment is stable (determined at one year post active treatment).
Listed below are the forms for the study: