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Scott Bartlett, Michael Ehrenfeld, Gerson Mast, Adrian Sugar

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Ed Ellis III

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Daniel Buchbinder

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Vertical maxillary hyperplasia

Definition: Increased vertical development of the maxilla.

The characteristics of vertical hyperplasia of the maxilla may include:

  • Long midface
  • Gummy smile
  • Lip incompetence
  • Anterior open bite (when hyperplasia occurs posteriorly)
Vertical maxillary hyperplasia
Vertical maxillary hyperplasia