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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Open Bite

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How does one cure an open bite?

How does one cure an open bite?

Open bite: See a good oral surgeon/orthodontist. A dental issue can be fixed by braces alone (mild cases). If skeletal, surgery is needed. ...Read more

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How can I get an open bite fixed?

Best with ortho: Open bite is best treated with orthodontic therapy, with diagnosis must emphasize dental or skeletal. Regardless, treatment of open bite is best done with ortho. Crown may be used to treat open bite, but it only camouflage the appearance and hiding the more serious skeletal problems. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an open bite and an overjet?

What is the difference between an open bite and an overjet?

Different look.: An open bite is when the front teeth don't erupt fully and so when the top and bottom back teeth are together fully you'll see space between the upper and lower front teeth. Overjet, commonly and incorrectly called overbite is when the top front teeth are far forward of the lower front teeth when the teeth are closed together. ...Read more

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Can my open bite be fixed with braces/invisalign?

Can my open bite be fixed with braces/invisalign?

Braces: Invisalign not appliance of choice for extruding teeth. Braces at least twice as effective. If open bite dental, can be treated with braces. If skeletal, may also need jaw surgery. See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist, you need a specialist to fix this. ...Read more

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How long does it take to correct open bite overbite by braces?

How long does it take to correct open bite overbite by braces?

Snowflakes: Malocclusions are like snowflakes, no 2 are exactly alike. Is open bite dental, skeletal, both? Do you have palatal constriction? Is there crowding/spacing/rotations? See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist for initial examination (usually free or modest cost) for the best answer to your question as it pertains to your unique problem set. ...Read more

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How long does it take to close a 4mm anterior open bite using braces and surgery?

How long does it take to close a 4mm anterior open bite using braces and surgery?

Is: Is the open bite dental, skeletal, or combination. Do you have tongue thrust causing the open bite or secondary to it. Is your upper jaw too narrow. How much alignment time is required before beginning vertical correction. Malocclusions are like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. You need the services of a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist. Ask your Dentist for referral. ...Read more

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Is a 5mm open bite considered severe?

Is a 5mm open bite considered severe?

Yes: As normal overbite is 2mm, and you have a 5mm open bite, you actually have a 7mm (about a third of an inch) discrepancy. Why don't you call a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an initial examination (usually free) to evaluate your malocclusion and discuss treatment alternatives. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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Will a retainer be able to help fix an open bite?

Will a retainer be able to help fix an open bite?

No t likely: Open bites are one of the most difficult to treat. Generally braces and possible surgery to correct poor growth direction that caused the open bite. ...Read more

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Which braces are recommended for an open bite?

Most work: Most braces will work, but sometimes the wires must be segmented where parts of the teeth are moved independely of the other regions. Check with you doctor to see what is being used and discuss this with your doctor. Also check for the tongue posture and be sure the tongue is not part of the reason for the open bite. ...Read more

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