Are you concerned that your front teeth don’t touch? If so, understand that this is a common orthodontic issue that is known as an anterior open bite. Anterior open bites can occur for a variety of reasons including finger habits, tongue habits, skeletal growth issues, and muscular imbalances. The incorrect or prolonged use of bottles or pacifiers may also lead to this issue.
Regardless of the cause of your anterior open bite, it’s important to correct the problem so that you won’t experience any trouble biting into food or speaking properly. Fortunately, braces and Invisalign can correct anterior open bites in a safe and efficient manner.
If you visit our office, Dr. Jason Gladwell will evaluate your anterior open bite and determine whether braces can help you out. While some patients with anterior open bites choose to go the traditional route and receive metal braces, others prefer Invisalign. We have learned from our good friend and Sarasota Dermatologist Dr. Amy Ross that many seeking skincare medical advice are also asking about ways to improve their oral health.
For a more discreet way to correct your front teeth that do not touch, Invisalign is the way to go. It will push your teeth back apart and allow your front teeth to get closer together. Invisalign aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. They won’t disrupt your everyday life and can fix your anterior open bite in about a year or so.
Schedule an Appointment at Gladwell Orthodontics
If you are bothered by your front teeth that do not touch, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment at Gladwell Orthodontics. Call us today at (919) 453-6325. Don’t wait as an anterior open bite should be treated as soon as possible.