An open bite is when the top and bottom front teeth leave a noticeable open space and prevent the teeth from touching. The opening often affects a person’s smile and causes speech issues such as a lisp or other impediments that can interfere in daily life. Do you have an open bite? Continue reading to find out how Invisalign clear braces to correct an open bite. Dr. Jacquie Smiles specializes in an open bite treatment with Invisalign clear braces for her patients in NYC.
Watch how an open bite is corrected with Invisalign clear braces
View the animation video below on how you can transform your smile with Invisalign treatment for an open bite with clear braces.
What causes an open bite?
An open bite creates an opening between the top and bottom front rows of teeth. Common causes include jawbone issues, improper pacifier or bottle use, chewing on foreign objects, thumb sucking and excessive tongue thrusting. Sometimes an open bite can be inherited from family members and often passed down through generations.
Tongue thrusting is a known contributor to the development of an open bite. The frequent action of pushing the tongue against the teeth while speaking or swallowing is common in early childhood and often outgrown according to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
What kind of dental problems does an open bite cause?
- Difficulty chewing
- Difficulty speaking
- Jaw discomfort
- Jaw pain
- Low self-esteem
- Breathing issues
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Treatment Options for an Open Bite in NYC
Invisalign is a custom-made treatment that involves the patient wearing invisible clear aligners and changing them about every two weeks during the duration of treatment with Dr. Jacquie Smiles in NYC. Patients easily remove the aligners before eating and drinking daily. This discreet, easy to use treatment gradually moves teeth into alignment which leads to successfully correcting an open bite.
Benefits of Invisalign Treatment for an Open Bite
- Improved self-esteem
- Easy to clean
- No food restrictions
Tips for Treating an Open Bite with Invisalign
- Brush after every meal – Brush your teeth after every meal to remove food particles and sugars that stick to your teeth. It’s essential that you brush, floss and rinse after every meal and snack to prevent bacteria growth and plaque buildup from developing.
- Wear aligners for 22 hours per day – The general instructions for Invisalign treatment include wearing the aligners 22 hours a day or more. The only time you need to remove the aligners is to eat and brush your teeth. Always wear your aligners while you are sleeping unless otherwise instructed by your orthodontist.
- Avoid damaging the aligners – The aligners are durable, but they are not meant to withstand chewing food. The chewing action causes the aligners to shift and bend which interferes with the treatment. It’s crucial to avoid damaging the aligners because it can delay your treatment and lead to unnecessary pain.
An open bite can be uncomfortable to deal with and leads to speech and chewing issues. You can get your open bite corrected with Invisalign and with the guidance of a licensed orthodontist in NYC.
Do you have an open bite that you want to get corrected? Contact us today to get started!
Schedule a consultation for your open bite
Please contact Dr. Jacquie Smiles today to learn more about orthodontic treatments for an open bite with Invisalign clear braces and invisible aligners by calling 212-972-3522 or filling out the contact form to receive additional information. Our office is conveniently located near 30 East 40th Street Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016.