Title: Alveolar bone modeling observed in response to treatment with SLB (Damon System) and early light elastic of patients with skeletal open bite malocclusion
This retrospective cephalometric study was performed on a sample of 20 patients with a skeletal Open bite malocclusion. 11 males, 9 females, age 12.5 +/- 1.7 years) treated with early light elastic protocol and Damon system. The cephalometric analysis was performed at the beginning (T1) and the end of the orthodontic therapy (T2). Angular and linear cephalometric variables were blindly measured by one investigator and repeated after 6 weeks. An error measurement (Dahlberg's formula) study was performed to evaluate the intra-examiner reliability. A paired-sample t test (p < 0.05) was used to compare each variable from T1 to T2.