Checks your teeth condition and the appropriate corrective method.
Based on thorough analysis and diagnosis, the most suitable treatment method will be recommended from our experienced specialists.
Orthodontic Treatment – Open Bite
Occlusion refers to the state where the upper and lower teeth come together into a functional alignment when the mouth is closed. The ‘normal’ occlusion is when the upper teeth slightly covers the lower teeth anteriorly and posteriorly. An ‘open-bite’ is a type of malocclusion that is characterised by an anterior opening where the teeth do not come together when the mouth is closed and the molars are meeting. An open bite will usually present with a long face with an intruded lower jaw.
Orthodontic TreatmentOpen Bite
It is important to obtain an accurate diagnosis before deciding the appropriate orthodontic method to ensure that the patient’s condition, lifestyle and occupation is taken into consideration.
Cases that may require orthodontic treatment due to an open bite :
- Long face and intruded lower jaw
- ‘Gummy’ smile
- Difficulty in cutting or bite food with front teeth
- Unclear pronunciation
- Dry mouth
Is orthodontic treatment necessary for an open bite?
A common problem experienced with an open bite is the difficulty in food debris causing tooth decay and gum disease when stuck between teeth. The difficulty in chewing food is also common, as the teeth do not meet properly which can cause digestive problems. In severe cases, temporomandibular disorders can arise from the tension on the surrounding muscles when chewing and speaking, hence the need for a consultation and treatment as required.
Zeah Doctor’s GuideDr. Yoon Sun Kim (Director)
Treatment is highly recommended to minimise the possibility of infections and easily occurring bad breath.
Open bite malocclusion can occur for long time ENT disorder sufferers, habitual finger sucking and sticking out of the tongue. In severe cases, the mouth cannot be closed properly and wrinkles can occur around the mouth as force is added to close the mouth. With open-bite cases, the face can become longer and chances of infections and bad breath are increased as breathing is done through the mouth, encouraging the need for treatment.
ZEAH's Orthodontic Treatment
Rich experience, not only be functional but also beautiful effect. / Precise and accurate diagnosis use 3D high-tech CT through specialist planning / Various Orthodontic treatments and Conform to the individual operation mode / Treat with responsibility, The thorough postoperative management
Rich experience, not only be functional but also beautiful effect.A holistic approach, targeting teeth but also the jaw and facial characteristics.
We can promise satisfactory results through our wealth of experiences in orthodontics.
Precise and accurate diagnosis use 3D high-tech CT through specialist planning3D CT analysis and the collaboration of orthodontic, oral and maxillofacial
and prosthetic specialists will provide a perfected treatment plan tailored specifically to each patient.
Various Orthodontic treatments and Conform to the individual operation modeVarious orthodontic methods that targets patient conditions and account for patient's personal and professional lifestyle
Treat with responsibility, The thorough postoperative managementZEAH's dental/medical team provides quality treatment and services to ensure satisfactory results.