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!