Openbite occurs when there is an inadequate vertical meeting of the top and bottom teeth. This is often caused by bad oral habits such as finger sucking and tongue thrusting. It can also occur when the top and bottom jaws grow disproportionately. It is very important to time an openbite treatment correctly to ensure a higher degree of success.
Orthodontic correction of openbite
Stopping of bad oral habits such as tongue thrusting will help in openbite correction. Other types of procedures that can be used for this correction include the application of braces to promote jaw growth, surgical intervention, and proper repositioning of the front teeth.