open bite

what is open bite teeth?

This is a rare type of misalignment when the upper and lower teeth do not touch in the front or the back of the mouth even when the jaw is closed. This leaves an opening in between which might make you conscious while smiling.

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why should you treat open bite?

If an open bite is not caused by genetics, it can be due to some oral habits which can trigger problems like:

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trouble in chewing or biting food

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difficulty in speaking

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mouth’ breathing

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dry mouth increasing difficulty to maintain oral hygiene

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tooth decay

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snoring

can toothsi treat openbite?

Absolutely. Yes!

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toothsi clear aligners can treat mild to moderate cases of open bite successfully. Worry not, our expert orthodontists will design a smile plan and treat your open bite in just a few months. Time to get your dream smile makeover!

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what is an anterior open bite?

an anterior open bite is a teeth misalignment issue where the front upper and lower teeth are slightly bent outwards. Due to this misaligned position, your upper and lower teeth won’t touch when you close your mouth causing an uneven bite.

what is a posterior open bite?

posterior open bite occurs when your molars and premolars are not in alignment with each other when you bite. In posterior open bite, your front upper and lower teeth touch each other but the back upper and lower teeth don’t touch each other when you bite.

what are the types of open bite?

an open bite is mainly categorized into 3 types: an anterior open bite, a posterior open bite, and an incomplete open bite. In an anterior open bite, the front upper and lower teeth don’t touch each other when biting; in a posterior open bite, the back upper and lower teeth don’t touch each other when biting; and in an incomplete bite, only the front upper teeth don’t overlap properly when biting.

is open bite serious?

yes, an open bite can put you at risk of various dental issues if not treated in time. People with an open bite can cause difficulties in daily activities such as eating, speaking, breathing, and sleeping. An open bite can also lead to serious dental issues such as tooth decay due to constant wear and tear with time.

can open bite be corrected by itself?

yes, an open bite can correct itself mainly in childhood stages with milk teeth. However, once a person enters adulthood with permanent teeth, it is highly unlikely for an open bite to correct itself. The open bite needs to be corrected with the right orthodontic treatment with the supervision of an orthodontist.

how long does it take to treat open bite?

[clear aligners](https://makeo.app/toothsi] can treat an open bite with an average time of 9-18 months compared to traditional braces which will take an average time of 18-24 months. However, the time required to treat an open bite will depend on the type of treatment and the severity of the case.

what causes open bite?

open bite can be caused by several early childhood or day-to-day habits such as thumb or pacifier-sucking, tongue thrusting, nail-biting, pencil chewing, etc. Other reasons causing an overbite include genetics, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD), or irregular skeletal structure.

will correcting open bite change face shape?

yes, correcting an open bite can affect your face shape by making it look more symmetrical. Since anterior open bite can cause aesthetic concerns because of the outward slant, an open bite correction treatment will help improve your overall facial appearance, especially near the mouth area.

can open bite relapse?

yes, an open bite can relapse even after it has been treated through surgical and conventional methods such as braces and clear aligners. To avoid relapse after treatment, you should wear your retainers diligently for 3-6 months and thereafter for the instructed amount of time by your orthodontist.

does open bite affect speech?

yes, in most cases an open bite can affect your speech and the way you talk. If the open bite is not treated during the early stages, it can affect your speech and pronunciation in the long run. In severe cases of an open bite, many people even develop a lisp due to an open bite.

what is the cost of open bite correction in India?

the cost of an open bite correction in India starts at ₹50,000 and can go up to ₹1,50,000 or more. The cost of an open bite correction in India will vary depending upon the choice of treatment and the severity of misalignment in teeth.

does open bite get worse over time?

yes, an open bite can get worse over time as your teeth can continue to shift while making the misalignment severe. If not treated in time, the open bite will keep getting worse leading to problems such as difficulty in speaking and eating, gum diseases, tooth decay, and much more.

what are the symptoms of an open bite?

the most noticeable symptom of an open bite is when you won’t be able to close your mouth properly leading to an uneven bite. Other symptoms include difficulty in biting or chewing, speech problems, mouth breathing, etc.

what are the problems caused by open bite?

if an open bite is not treated in time, it can cause dental issues such as wear and tear of teeth, tooth decay, receding gums, etc. An open bite can lead to other problems such as difficulty in speaking and eating, snoring, mouth breathing, dry mouth, etc.

is open bite correction painful?

open bite correction can feel slightly uncomfortable or painful at the beginning of the treatment, especially with braces. Since gradual pressure is applied on your teeth for their alignment, you will feel the pressure of your teeth. However, with time, you’ll get used to it and the pain and discomfort will no longer be there.

how do you fix open bite?

there are various orthodontic treatments to fix an open bite which include corrective jaw surgery, tooth removal, replacement of missing teeth, braces, clear aligners, etc. The most convenient way to fix an open bite is the use of clear aligners that provide a discreet option to fix your teeth affordably. You can choose makeO toothsi clear aligners to start your teeth alignment journey now!

is it okay to have an open bite?

an open bite can lead to serious dental issues that can affect your overall health and wellness if not corrected in time. If having an open bite is leading to dental and health problems, then you should consult an orthodontist and get it corrected immediately.

do I need braces for an open bite?

in most cases, you will need braces or some kind of orthodontic treatment to treat your open bite. The type of treatment recommended will depend upon the type and severity of your case. However, braces or clear aligners will be the most efficient and effective way to treat an open bite. Your orthodontist will recommend the correct treatment after inspecting your case.

does open bite require surgery?

corrective jaw surgery is one of the ways to treat an overbite effectively. Your orthodontist will recommend the correct dental procedure required after a thorough inspection of your teeth and bite. The requirement of surgery for an open bite will depend upon the type of your case.

how does open bite affect smile?

in an open bite, especially an anterior open bite where your front teeth are slant outwards, you will have to stretch your lips to close them completely. This can lead to resistance and discomfort while speaking, and your face may also look asymmetrical. An open bite can affect your face in general leading to problems in eating, breathing, and speaking.

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