What alternatives are available? At what point is surgery necessary?
Do You Have to Have Surgery to Correct an Open Bite?
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Surgical correction of open bites is the most effective
It really depends on the cause of the open bite. If it is significant and a true "skeletal" open bite as opposed to one caused by tooth position or a habit such as tongue thrusting, then surgical correction in conjunction with orthodontic treatment is often the best option. A consultation with an experienced orthodontist is required to help determine the best route for your situation.
Surgery is Not the Only Solution for Open Bite
I cannot diagnose your particular situation without seeing you, photos, X-rays, models, etc. However, you should seek out consults with experienced orthodontists in your area and look into possibilities with traditional braces and/or Invisalign.
Do you need surgey to correct an open bite
I cannot diagnose your particular situation without seeing you, photos, X-rays, models, etc. I would seek care from an orthodontist in your area to find out what you options are.
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