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There are a variety of dental conditions that can be fixed through the use of braces–either traditional braces or Invisalign. Open bite is one such condition that braces can fix. Open bite happens when some upper teeth cannot make physical contact with some lower teeth. This results in an improper bite and smile.

Open bite has two possible causes, one that is preventable and one that is not preventable. The preventable cause of open bite is excessive thumb-sucking during infancy and childhood. Of course, some thumb-sucking is normal during infancy as it is comforting for the child while falling asleep; however, constant thumb-sucking should be discouraged. If it occurs past infancy, it may be worth visiting a doctor to stop this bad habit.

Another cause is abnormal genetic jaw structure. This is something that cannot be prevented as it usually runs in the family. If you know of a blood relative with open bite, then chances are high that your jaw structure is to blame for your open bite.

Left untreated, open bite can cause speech issues as well as hurt your ability to chew. This is why it’s best to treat your open bite and permanently correct the problem.

Open bite may be effectively treated with Invisalign. Invisalign is a set of clear trays that are warn as prescribed by Dr. Parsyeh. The trays gradually straighten your teeth and correct your bite. They can be removed anytime you need to eat or engage in an activity that isn’t comfortable with the trays in.

If you are ready to get rid of your open bite, contact Dr. Parsyeh and his team today.

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