Will braces alone correct my open bite?
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Very difficult to tell without a full exam and diagnostic records
In general, the mechanics of braces tends to extrude anterior teeth so that they teeth are in a good position at the end of treatment. However, retainers have a difficult time holding this extrusion, resulting in relapse quite commonly. Using Invisalign, we will often try to intrude the posterior teeth to help reduce the open bite, and this is quite stable because the normal bite forces on the back teeth will help provide retention.
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