Dr. Chris Laspos is an orthodontist specialist in individuals with craniofacial malformations. He received his DDS degree from the Dental School of the University of Athens. He was a research fellow in the TMJ and Orthodontic Department at the University of Rochester, New York. He earned his Master of Dental Science at the College of Dentistry, University of Tennessee.
He is the founder and director of the Cyprus Center for Clefts and Facial Deformities, “Medicleft” and of the “Chrysallida Foundation”. In addition, he is an Active member of the Angle Society of Europe.
He lectures internationally on craniofacial malformations, orthognathic surgery, multidisciplinary approach, and new technologies in orthodontics. He served as a president of the Cyprus Orthodontic Society (2010-2012), and president of the scientific committee of the Greek Association for Orthodontic Study and Research (2014). Moreover, he is the elected president of the European Orthodontic Society (2021).
Treatment Of Open Bites With The Use Of “Sugawara” Mini Plates.
The use of mini plates introduced by Sugawara give “absolute” anchorage and increase the possibilities of treatment in those borderline surgical cases that would be very difficult to treat conservatively.
They can be placed with local anesthesia on the zygomatic region or the mandible away from the roots of the adjacent teeth, thus providing an excellent anchorage and aid in treating open bites and other severe malocclusions.
This presentation focuses on the selection criteria of open bite cases that can be treated with the mini plates. It shows step by step the surgical insertion and treatment protocol. Three open bite cases will be presented, with emphasis on the biomechanics used to achieve functional and esthetic results.