Are you dealing with the challenges of an open bite? At Dr Smiles, we understand that an open bite can impact both your oral health and self-confidence. Let's explore the world of open bites, understand the reasons behind this common dental issue, and discuss how our expert team can help you achieve a healthy and functional bite, along with a confident smile.
An open bite is a dental condition where the upper and lower front teeth do not make proper contact when the mouth is closed. This creates a gap or opening between the upper and lower teeth, which can lead to various dental and oral health issues.
Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to develop an open bite due to the shape and position of their jaws and teeth.
Prolonged thumb-sucking or pacifier use during childhood can lead to the development of an open bite as it affects the alignment of the teeth and jaws.
Habitual tongue thrusting against the front teeth during swallowing or speaking can contribute to an open bite.
Chronic mouth breathing can affect the positioning of the tongue and lips, potentially leading to an open bite.
Skeletal issues, such as a discrepancy in jaw size or positioning, can result in an open bite.
The absence of certain teeth can also cause an open bite, as the remaining teeth may not properly align.
Choosing to address an open bite through dental treatment at Dr Smiles offers several advantages:
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