When your teeth don’t meet correctly the condition is known as open bite. Open bite may make your cheeks look hollow and your lips much thinner, so the effect can be very ageing. It can also affect both your smile and the way you speak, so you may feel self-conscious and lacking in self-esteem.
Open bite is described in one of three different ways depending on the relationship between the teeth when they are closed together.
Anterior Open Bite There is no overlap between the opposing front teeth.
Posterior Open Bite There is space between the opposing back teeth.
Incomplete Overbite The lower front teeth do not touch the upper front teeth or the inner soft tissues of the mouth.
At Haoey Dental we have developed techniques to diagnose and resolve the problem. We will be happy to discuss your individual case and explain the alternatives for treatment.