Open Bite

What is an open bite?

An open bite is any spot in your smile where your upper and lower teeth don’t touch when you bite down. Teeth in an open bite often have a protruded appearance.

What causes an open bite?

An open bite most often appears between upper and lower teeth at the front of the mouth as a result of habits like thumb-sucking or tongue-thrusting.

What happens if you don’t fix an open bite?

Open bites can make it very difficult to speak clearly or to use your teeth to bite into foods like sandwiches and apples.

How to correct an open bite

A clear aligner is an excellent way to fix an open bite. If you have an open bite that you would like to correct, then contact a Reveal doctor near you to find out if Reveal® Clear Aligners are the right solution for you.