Common Orthodontic Problems

Openbite

An openbite can occur with the front teeth, known as an anterior openbite or with the back teeth, referred to as a posterior openbite.

An anterior openbite is the lack of vertical overlap of the front teeth and can usually be traced to jaw disharmony or habits such as thumb sucking or the thrusting of the tongue against the front teeth.

A posterior openbite is a problem in which the back teeth do not meet vertically prohibiting the jaw to function properly.

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