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Open Bite After Braces
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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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
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
I am curious if braces can close an open bite, why is my orthodontist recommending I get jaw surgery?
What happens if my orthodontist said I'll need jaw surgery to close my open bite, but the braces close my open bite fully do I still need jaw surgery?
My gum recedes on both upper 1st molar due to braces. Dentist want to extract those teeth (not enough space to correct open bite). Is it ok?
Extract 1st molars:
It is almost never ok to extract healthy 1st or 2nd molars.
Get a second opinion. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
It can have: Effects on speech, swallowing, breathing, chewing, appearance, long term gum health. ...Read more
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
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
I have an open bite, & my orthodontist told me i'd have to get jaw surgery to close it. Is there another way?
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
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
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
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