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Open Bite

Get to the Bottom of Open bite with Orthodontic Experts

An open bite is a dental condition where the front teeth do not touch when the person bites, meaning the upper and lower front teeth are separated. Open bites can be caused by a variety of factors and can be permanent or temporary.

There are three types of open bites: anterior, posterior, and combined. An anterior open bite is any gap between the upper and lower front teeth. Posterior open bites occur when the back teeth do not touch when the person bites down. Finally, a combined open bite is a combination of both anterior and posterior open bites. This type of open bite is less common but has the most extensive effects.

At Orthodontic Experts, we specialize in treating all types of open bites. Don’t hesitate to contact us today if you have any questions or would like to set up a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you’ve been longing for!

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Uncovering the Potential Causes of Open bite

Finding the root cause of an open bite can often be perplexing and difficult. Orthodontic Experts is here to help. Here is a list of the common causes of open bite:
Causes Of Open Bite
  • Habits like thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting, and nail-biting can cause teeth misalignment.
  • Loss of primary teeth due to injury or trauma may cause malocclusion.
  • Prolonged use of pacifiers
  • Macroglossia
  • Airway obstruction
  • Growth of extra or impacted teeth due to genetic factors.
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Nasal concha hypertrophy
  • Adenoid hypertrophy
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In-Depth Insight into Signs & Symptoms of Open bite

We believe that it’s in everyone’s best interest to remain informed on the signs and symptoms of open bite, as early detection is vital to ensure the best outcome. Here are some of the signs and symptoms that are typically associated with open bite:

  • Unattractive “gummy smile”
  • Speech difficulties (lisp)
  • Unnatural bite occlusion, meaning that the top and bottom teeth don’t meet when the jaws are closed
  • Difficulty in chewing and swallowing
  • Less-pronounced chin

If you experience any of these signs or symptoms, then it’s best to consult with an orthodontist right away. At Orthodontic Experts, we pride ourselves on providing timely and accurate diagnoses of open bite, so that our patients get the treatment they need as soon as possible.

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Effective Treatment Options to Fix An Open bite

Orthodontic Experts offers a variety of cheap treatment options to help fix an open bite. Traditional Metal Braces provide the best overbite adjustments over time to gradually reposition the teeth. Gold Braces represent the latest advancement in orthodontic technology, with brackets that are 30% smaller than Traditional Metal Braces so they can be worn with greater comfort. For a more discreet solution, our Clear Aligners provide a virtually invisible approach to teeth straightening while still providing effective treatment. No matter which treatment you choose, our skilled orthodontists will make sure you find the perfect plan for your individual needs.
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Learn How Much Open bite Treatment Will Cost You

At Orthodontic Experts, you can be sure that you are getting the best treatment and care for your open bite. Traditional Metal Braces, Gold Braces, and Clear Aligners are the most common treatment options to fix mild to severe open bites, and we make sure you will find a solution that works for you. With our expertise and experience, you can be sure that you will get the best treatment at a fair and reasonable cost. We understand that treatment can be expensive, and we are proud to offer flexible payment plans to ensure that the cost of your treatment is manageable. Our experts can help you decide which treatment is right for you and provide you with accurate cost estimates to help you budget accordingly. Contact us today to learn more about our affordable treatment costs and orthodontic treatment options.
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Start Your Open Bite Treatment Today!

It’s time to say goodbye to crooked teeth, and start your open bite treatment today with Orthodontic Experts! Our services are designed to meet your needs and include flexible payment options to ease your financial stress. We offer in-house payment options and monthly payment plans so you can get the best treatment without any delay. We accept major insurance cards and Medicaid, so you can get the treatment you need, when you need it. With the support of our experienced orthodontists, you can achieve a beautiful, healthy and confident smile. Don’t wait another day, start your open bite treatment today with Orthodontic Experts!

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frequently asked questions

Can an open bite close naturally?

In some cases, an open bite can close naturally, especially in young children, as the jaw and teeth can often be naturally mismatched, meaning the jaw structure of the upper and lower jaw may be able to adjust to the unnatural space created by the open bite. However, in adults, proper orthodontic treatment is required to close an open bite.

How long does it take for an open bite to close?

The amount of time it takes for an open bite to close depends on the individual and their treatment option. The age of the patient, the severity of their bite, the size of their jaw, their treatment plan can all play a role in how much time it takes for the bite to close. Generally speaking, it can take anywhere from 12 to 24 months.

Will my open bite come back after treatment with braces?

Yes, an open bite can come back after treatment with braces. This occurs in cases where the patient has not fully complied with their braces or retainer treatment and their teeth have not adjusted properly. To reduce the risk of the open bite returning after treatment, it is important for patients to follow the instructions of their orthodontist and use retainers to prevent relapse.

Can open bite be fixed without extraction?

Yes, an open bite can be fixed without extraction in most cases. Your orthodontist may suggest a few different treatments including braces, Clear Aligners, and other treatments that can help to close the gap and move the teeth into alignment. In some cases, your orthodontist may suggest that an extraction is necessary, but this is typically reserved for more severe cases.

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