Definition , Classification and uses of Bite Plane

| March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Definition , Classification and uses of Bite Plane

It is a shelf of acrylic added to the baseplate to clear the occlusion or to reduce the over bite if it interfere with tooth movement .

Bite planes are classified according to their position as

  1. Upper anterior
  2. Lower anterior
  3. Upper posterior
  4. Lower posterior

According to the angulation as

  1. Flat
  2. Inclined


Thus in upper arch we may have

a)    Anterior flat bite plane

b)    Anterior inclined bite plane

c)     SVED Bite plane

d)    Sidlow’s hollow bite plane

e)    Posterior bite plane

In lower arch we can have

a)    Anterior inclined plane or Catalans appliance

b)    Posterior bite plane

anterior bite plane Mouth Guards and Bite Planes |  PPT
  • It can be used when the occlusion interferes with tooth movement or when we have deep bite .
  •  They are usually flat & parallel to the occlusal plane.
1. Enough height to disocclude posterior    teeth 2-3 mm .
2. Enough width to occlude with lower incisors when the mandible is Retruded .
3. It should not encroach tongue space .

posterior bite plane Mouth Guards and Bite Planes |  PPT

  1. Reduced or average overbite .
  2. Reversed overjet .
  3. Unilateral posterior crossbite .

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Category: Orthodontics, WIKI

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