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Lateral cephalograms, anteroposterior radiographs, and cone beam CT scans were analyzed to determine the transverse, vertical, and anteroposterior dimensions of the maxilla and mandible as well as the occlusal plane angulation.
When treating the upper arch, adjust the headrest so the occlusal plane of the upper jaw is about 15 to 20 degrees backward in relation to the vertical plane.
Management of the anteroposterior occlusal plane can be controlled by the position of the attachments on the appliance and the reverse pull facemask for the elastics.
Clinically there is a disturbance in the occlusal plane such that the marginal ridges of the ankylosed infra-erupted tooth or teeth are apical to the occlusal plane.
The first 25 consecutive patients with high occlusal plane angulation, dysfunction, and pain who were treated with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) total joint prostheses and simultaneous maxillomandibular counterclockwise rotation were evaluated before surgery (T1), immediately after surgery (T2), and at the longest follow-up (T3) for surgical movements and long-term stability.
The tongue dorsum is measured on a three-point scale in relationship to the occlusal plane.