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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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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Does closing an open bite with braces change your facial shape?

Does closing an open bite with braces change your facial shape?

Yes: Your teeth support your lips. Changing the position of the teeth will change the appearance of your lips and face. How great this change will be depends on your individual case. Your orthodontist can give you guidance. Some can even show you computer generated pictures of your face to show you what they expect the changes to be. ...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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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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Can you close an open bite with just braces and no surgery?

Can you close an open bite with just braces and no surgery?

Probably: Mild open bites can be corrected very effectively by braces or Invisalign. Moderate open bites can be corrected with braces and TADs (temporary anchorage devices). Very severe open bites are best treated with surgery, especially if you want a significant facial change. Be cautious if all the correction comes from wearing elastics on the front teeth as that has a higher probability of reopening. ...Read more

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I'm 35 and have a transverse discrepancy of 5mm, getting surgery for skeletal open bite. Should I get a 3-piece to correct it or fix with braces?

I'm 35 and have a transverse discrepancy of 5mm, getting surgery for skeletal open bite. Should I get a 3-piece to correct it or fix with braces?

Here are some...: The specifics & sequence of events in the question are not clear enough for drawing a conclusion, at least to me after reading for 4-5 times. So, please rewrite the Q in a more specific detailed fashion so either my colleagues or I may offer an answer to the point for you. How to get things done correctly? Follow instructions as described in http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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Will blue care insurance cover braces? I have a severe open bite, and crooked teeth

Will blue care insurance cover braces? I have a severe open bite, and crooked teeth

Call for answer: Depends on what coverage your employer bought from the ins co's list. Most plans that have orthodontic riders partially fund treatment up to age 18-19. As an adult w a severe open bite you may also need jaw surgery, and again coverage varies. Call you insurance carrier or your companies hr department, then go see an orthodontist for an exam. They've had that question before. ...Read more

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I have an overbite, open bite, and a gap in between my two front teeth. Will I have to get braces?

I have an overbite, open bite, and a gap in between my two front teeth. Will I have to get braces?

See orthodontist: An overbite is normal for most mouths. If you want to eliminate the open bite and the gap between your front teeth, then yes you would probably need braces. Ask your dentist or get a referral to an orthodontist fro a consultation on what you need and what you would like your mouth to look like. ...Read more

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I am curious if braces can close an open bite, why is my orthodontist recommending I get jaw surgery?

I am curious if braces can close an open bite, why is my orthodontist recommending I get jaw surgery?

Limitations: All forms of treatment have limitations. Aspirin may mask a headache, but will not fix a brain tumor. Braces will straighten teeth, but will not fix malrelated jaws. Depending on cause (dental and/or skeletal) of open bite, braces, surgery, or both may be required. ...Read more

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My open bite has been corrected with braces so my dentist is not going to continue with my scheduled jaw surgery. How do I correct my protruding jaw?

My open bite has been corrected with braces so my dentist is not going to continue with my scheduled jaw surgery. How do I correct my protruding jaw?

Corrected issue: It doesn't make scence. If there is a large jaw, the orthodontic treatment should prepare it for surgery. Have a board certified orthodontist or oral surgeon evaluate you please. ...Read more

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Hello my daughter has a 9mm open bite do you thick that brace or invisalign will fix it?

Hello my daughter has a 9mm open bite do you thick that brace or invisalign will fix it?

Serious: Normal overbite is about 2mm. Your daughter has a 9mm open bite, meaning a vertical discrepancy of 11mm, almost half an inch. Please take your daughter to see an orthodontic specialist who can determine the cause of your daughter's problem, the presence of any other anatomic or growth problems, and then recommend to you the various treatments that are available. Probably not invisalign ...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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How Is An Open-bite Corrected?

How Is An Open-bite Corrected?

See a Pro: If dental, with braces. If surgical, with braces and surgery. See a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist for an answer appropriate to your individual problem. ...Read more

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How does one cure an open bite?

How does one cure an open bite?

See below:: Sand fly bites need to be treated immediately to counteract the bacteria, or venom, that has just been deposited underneath the skin. Mixing one part hydrogen peroxide with one part betadine solution and dissolve the scab that has formed. This will reveal the wound underneath that also needs to be cleaned with this solution, after which antibacterial ointment must be applied. If worsens, see a doc. ...Read more

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How can I get an open bite fixed?

How can I get an open bite fixed?

Orthodontics: Depending on cause of the open bite (dental/skeletal/both/neuromuscular) treatment usually requires Orthodontic care, sometimes with bone remodeling surgery. Some open bites can be camouflaged with crowns (caps), but better to put teeth/bones where they belong before considering restorative treatment. ...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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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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Please help! What is the difference between a cross bite and an open bite?

Please help! What is the difference between a cross bite and an open bite?

Crossbite vs Open: Crossbite is when one or more of the upper teeth biting on the inside of the lower teeth. Open bite is when there is a vertical space between the occlusal surfaces of the upper and lower teeth. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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If you don't get an open bite corrected how can that affect you?

If you don't get an open bite corrected how can that affect you?

It can have: Effects on speech, swallowing, breathing, chewing, appearance, long term gum health. ...Read more

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What thresholds determine when a 3-piece LeFort is indicated to fix a skeletal open bite, in terms of curve of Spee and transverse discrepancy?

What thresholds determine when a 3-piece LeFort is indicated to fix a skeletal open bite, in terms of curve of Spee and transverse discrepancy?

Talk: Talk to Orthodontist. He/she will determine extent of your malocclusion and best path of treatment based on more criteria than there is room to discussed here. The Orthodontist will then prepare your occlusion so that skeletal discrepancies can be normalized by you Oral Surgeon. Malocclusions are like snowflakes, no two are identical. There are guidelines, not rules, that determine treatment. ...Read more

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I am 26 yrs old. I have an open bite teeth. Both jaws are not meet correctly, the difference is 10 mm. How long time will be take for normal shape?

I am 26 yrs old. I have an open bite teeth. Both jaws are not meet correctly, the difference is 10 mm. How long time will be take for normal shape?

Crystal ball: I don't have a crystal ball, cannot do an Orthodontic diagnosis without an examination. That's like asking over the computer whether your cough is due to a cold or throat cancer. Is your open bite dental or skeletal, vertical parameter or also sagittal and transverse parameters, etc. Please see a qualified specialistOrthodontist for an initial examination. Worth the trip. ...Read more

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I have an open bite, & my orthodontist told me i'd have to get jaw surgery to close it. Is there another way?

Second opinion: Many times orthodontist have different treatment plans. ..I can not see your teeth but I always recommend a second opinion maybe even a third when surgery is recommended! ...Read more

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Dmds, oral surgeons, orthos can't figure out why I developed malocclusion, open bite after 10yrs of perfect teeth post-ortho. Help?!

Dmds, oral surgeons, orthos can't figure out why I developed malocclusion, open bite after 10yrs of perfect teeth post-ortho. Help?!

Teeth always move: Nothing in life is permanent. Your eyesight is changing, your hair is changing, your complexion is changing. And so are your teeth. Just because you had perfect teeth at 15 is no guarantee that your teeth will be perfect at 25. Se la vie! ...Read more

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My doc suggest to extract upper 1st molars teeth (gum recedes), instead of extracting premolar teeth to correct open bite. Is it fine?

My doc suggest to extract upper 1st molars teeth (gum recedes), instead of extracting premolar teeth to correct open bite. Is it fine?

Get 2nd opinion: Normally molar teeth are not extracted for orthodontic reasons premolar teeth are. I would want to know why the molar tooth is being sacrificed. Was it damaged or deformed? If I had to recommend it being extracted, I would point out to the patient that I have no choice but to do it because something is seriously wrong with that molar and then explain why I felt that way. ...Read more

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My teeth were perfect for 10yrs (ortho-no retainer). Within the last year I developed an open bite, malocclusion, tongue thrust. Is surgery the answer?

My teeth were perfect for 10yrs (ortho-no retainer). Within the last year I developed an open bite, malocclusion, tongue thrust. Is surgery the answer?

All Depends: The answer to this depends on the severity of the open bite. If you have developed a tongue thrust, it is important to correct the tongue thrust prior to attempting to correct the open bite. Schedule a consultation with an orthodontic specialist to get a specific answer to your specific case. ...Read more

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My daughter was 5 yrs sept1.Using pacifier. Has ptsd/anxiety, didn't push issue. Has open bite already. Lost 4 bottom teeth, still short. Will come in ok?

Will be ok: Expect the bottom teeth to come in as they would without the pacifier. The bite can be corrected later. Using the pacifier is self correcting. Peer pressure will stop it. If you want to speed things up, you can gradually cut the rubber shorter with a scissors. ...Read more

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I am a dentist ask about problem of tongue biting while speaking after bridge construction in molar area. May it due to improper closing (open bite)?

Contour My Vote...: Xlnt question! If ur patient is biting tongue now and did not before, something about the new fpd is impinging. Go back and look @ ur temps if pt was comfortable in them. Maybe lab built brg in conventional occlusion and needs to be in x/bite somewhere. If u can't get perm. Contoured like temps. Get pt back into the temps to stop tongue biting, take impr'n of temps and send to lab w/ perm brg. G/l. ...Read more