An open bite is one in which the upper front teeth don’t fully contact the lower teeth. This condition is typically caused by excessive thumb sucking or hereditary abnormalities in the jaw structure, and is most commonly found at the front of the mouth. The talented staff at Zaytoun Orthodontics have experience with treating open bites, and are ready to help patients find relief from this debilitating condition.
Open Bite Issue
Typical problems associated with an open bite include:
- Difficult or painful chewing
- Speech impairment
- TMJ disorders
Treatment Options For Those Who Suffer With An Open Bite:
- Traditional Braces
- Damon System® Braces
- In-Ovation® Braces
- Other Appliances
Affordable Braces Without The Long Commitment
Traditional braces offer the best proven and efficient method for open bites. There are other options that your orthodontist can recommend, however. Here are some newer options that may give you a shorter time frame and less pressure for your treatment:
The Damon System
For a more passive form of self-ligating braces, look no further than The Damon System. These innovative braces use a slide wire with brackets which remove the need for rubber bands or tightening. It also features a shorter time to desired alignment, meaning you can skip the long time commitment. Best of all: they’re harder to see!
In-Ovation Braces ®
For a quick alternative to traditional braces, choose In-Ovation Braces to correct your bite issues. Forget having to see the orthodontist frequently – In-Ovation requires fewer appointments and no struggles with months of brackets. There are three different varieties of In-Ovation to choose from:
- In-Ovation R: In-Ovation R has smaller brackets and does not require elastic or metal ties. Less irritation and plaque build-up.
- In-Ovation C: At first glance, In-Ovation C brackets are difficult to spot. They are translucent and ceramic, giving a more pleasing look.
- In-Ovation L MTM: These brackets are largely invisible and will work in a fraction of the time you might expect – the staff at Zaytoun likes to call them ‘quick clips’! These are a perfect alternative to tray aligners for clients who only need a slight adjustment for their teeth.