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Orthodontic Conditions

Open Bite

An open bite exists when opposing teeth don't meet.

An open bite can cause eating problems and excessive wear of those teeth which do make contact. An open bite can be unattractive and can be associated with speech problems.

Open bites are often caused by abnormal tongue habits and, although the open bite can be closed with braces, unless the abnormal tongue habits are corrected, the open bite is likely to recur.

Open bites may also result from environmental factors such as thumb/finger sucking, tongue thrust swallowing, mouth breathing and pacifiers.

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