An open bite is when the upper front teeth don’t contact the lower teeth. Common in the front of the mouth, causes of an open bite include excessive thumb sucking as well as a hereditary abnormal jaw structure. Though this condition can be debilitating, the talented staff at Zaytoun Orthodontics are experienced in treating it and helping patients achieve an ideal bite.
Problems arising from an open bite may include:
- Poor or painful chewing
- Speech impairment
- TMJ disorders
Treatment for Problems Surrounding an Openbite
- Traditional Braces
- Damon System® Braces
- In-Ovation® Braces
- Other Appliances
Affordable Braces With A Shorter Commitment
Traditional braces are still a proven and efficient method for overbite correction, but you now have more choices to ask your orthodontist about.For a shorter time commitment and less pressure on your teeth, we’ve found three new kinds of orthodontic procedures that can give you the look you want.
The Damon System
The Damon System is a more passive form of self-ligating braces. It uses a slide wire with the brackets, removing the need for rubber bands and tightening –– and they’re harder to see! The time it takes to perfect your alignment is shortened as well, meaning less of a time commitment with the same results.
In-Ovation Braces ®
In-Ovation is a quicker alternative to traditional braces for correcting overbites. It requires fewer appointments, which means you don’t have to deal with months of brackets. In-Ovation has three different options to suit your Raleigh teeth straightening needs:
These brackets are smaller and do not require elastic or metal ties, which means less oral irritation and plaque build-up.
In-Ovation C brackets are harder to see at first glance. They are translucent and ceramic, providing a more aesthetically pleasing look.
In-Ovation L MTM
We like to call these “quick clips,” as these brackets are largely invisible and will work in a fraction of the months you’d normally expect. They are a great alternative to tray aligners for clients who require slight adjustments for their teeth straightening needs.