Open Bite Treatment

OPEN BITE TREATMENT

Open Bite Causes and Treatment for Adults and Children

Open bite occurs when the top and bottom front teeth do not touch as the back teeth are touching. This can result in difficulty biting, chewing, swallowing, and can lead to a speech impediment. Even when fully biting, the lips can not completely close leaving an awkward appearance. Open bites can result from excessive thumb sucking, overuse of pacifiers, tongue thrusting, mouth breathing, and genetics.

If not corrected, an open bite can lead to clicking or popping of the jaw and also may cause head, neck, and jaw pain. Open bites can be effectively corrected with braces but in severe cases surgery may be required. Dr. Jason B. Cope has developed alternative treatment methods to correct open bites, possibly eliminating the need for surgery. Use of the Unitek® Temporary Anchorage Device System is one such method.

See your local Dallas orthodontist, Dr. Jason B. Cope, for more information and details on what open bite treatment is best for your situation. Correct your open bite today, call 214-378-5555 now or click to make an appointment today with the highly qualified Dallas, Texas orthodontist, Dr. Jason B. Cope at Cope Orthodontics in University Park’s Snider Plaza.

 

PATIENTS WITH OPEN BITE PROBLEMS TREATED BY DR. COPE