What are the three stages of braces?

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What are the three stages of braces?

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answered Aug 31, 2023 by JorelFlorke (8,300 points)
The 3 stages of braces are the planning state, active stage and retention stage of dental braces

Braces Stage 1 – Level and Alignment.
Braces Stage 2 – Bite Correction and Space Closure.
Braces Stage 3 – Detailing and Finishing.

The first 1-2 weeks when you wear braces, you are not used to the pulling force of the bowstring, you may experience pain and dullness.

However, depending on the location and sensitivity of the teeth, the pain sensation will be different for each person.

The cost of braces for an open bite ranges from $1,800.00 to $3,000.00 although the braces for an open bite can be as much as $7,000.00

An open bite does affect the jawline and can lengthen the face.

A deep overbite also leads to the face being short and round and uneven bites can disrupt overall shape and symmetry.

Things that can be causing your open bite are poor skeletal relationship between your lower jaw and upper jaw and even from tongue sucking, finger sucking or thumb sucking.

Macroglossia is another condition that causes open bites.

Macroglossia causes functional deficits such as airway obstruction, drooling, phonation difficulties, and leads to protrusion of dentoalveolar structures resulting in an anterior open bite and a prognathic mandibular appearance.

The length of time it takes to close an open bite with rubber bands is between 12 to 18 months.

Rubber bands are fashioned into a triangle to correct open bites, attaching to the top canines and bottom premolars and canines.

A dentist can fix an open bite and most open bites are fixed through use of braces or Invisalign.

In rare cases surgery may be needed to fix the open bite but most open bites are fixed using braces or Invisalign with good success.

Open bites can and most commonly do get worse with age.

To prevent an open bite from relapsing your orthodontist will give you elastics and clear aligners to wear at night.

The signs that your open bite is getting worse include.
Inability to make contact with upper and lower teeth.
Problems with chewing or swallowing.
Less-pronounced chin.
Speech problems, such as a lisp.
Improper teeth alignment.
Pain when biting or chewing.
Difficulties biting food with the front teeth.

The different types of open bites are Complete Open Bite, Lateral Open Bite, Anterior Open Bite and Posterior Open Bite.

The speech sounds that are affected by an open bite are  /s / and /t/ sounds.

If an open bite is left untreated the open bite can become worse and can affect speech and lead to speech impediments such as lisping, difficulty chewing, increased wear and pressure on the back teeth and also cause low self esteem when smiling.

What orthodontists do with open bites is they will either fit you with braces or Invisalign to correct the open bite overtime.

In severe cases you may need surgery to correct the open bite but braces and Invisalign are the most common treatments to fix the open bite.

Orthodontists fix open bites by using braces or even Invisalign to treat the open bite.

Fixing an open bite also involves moving the upper front teeth and upper back teeth down or a combination of both.

Moving the teeth into the correct position the bite then becomes balanced and the open bite is then corrected.

In some cases surgery may be needed to correct an open bite but most open bites are corrected using braces or Invisalign.

Invisalign can fix an open bite although Invisalign won't fix an open bite overnight or very quickly as it can take up to 6 months to a year or sometimes longer for the open bite to be corrected with Invisalign or braces.

To fix an open bite fast you will need braces or invisalign or even surgery.

There's no way to fix an open bite at home with any home remedies and only a dentist can help you fix the open bite.

Invisalign and braces are both good options and effective options for fixing and correcting open bites.

Correcting an open bite can take between a few months to as long as 2 years or sometimes longer to correct the open bite depending on the severity of the open bite.

When wearing braces for an open bite you will need to wear the braces for the open bite for 12 months to 24 months.

The length of time you will need to wear braces depends on how bad your open bite is.

Some cases of open bites are resolved within only a few months while more severe ones may take years to treat successfully.

An open bite can sometimes be fixed without surgery through orthodontic therapy by a orthodontist.

In some cases Invisalign or even braces can help fix and straighten an open bite but in more severe cases surgery will be required to fix the open bite.

The benefits of fixing an open bite are less wear and tear on your back teeth, easier chewing food, easier speech, and when the open bite is fixed the back teeth are coming together more often to balance out the bite.

This equalizing the pressure on the teeth and leads to a decrease in wear and tear on the teeth.

The disadvantages of an open bite are possible trouble speaking, problems with biting and chewing, damage and wear to the back teeth, lower self esteem, inability to chew, especially with posterior open bite and temporomandibular joint disorder.

A minor open bite will appear as a minor gap or space between your upper and lower front teeth when you bite down with your teeth.

Open bites can get worse with age and the gap can become bigger over time if not corrected.

Open bites are noticeable when the mouth is open.

The open bite causes a noticeable gap between the arches of your teeth when your jaw is closed and the open bite can also cause challenges with eating and speaking.

Open bites occur when your upper and lower teeth do not come into contact when you bite down.

Open bites are most often caused by a poor skeletal relationship between the upper jaw and lower jaw.

Open bites can also be caused by and develop from a habit such as thumb, finger, or tongue sucking.

These habits can prevent normal biting of the teeth and lead to problems eating or tooth eruption.

An open bite is a type of orthodontic malocclusion – or “bad bite”.

In an open bite the top and bottom teeth do not overlap and don't touch properly when the jaw is closed which leaves a gap between the top and bottom rows of teeth even when the mouth is closed.

An open bite can have various negative effects on your health, such as: chewing problems.

The lack of contact between the anterior teeth can make it difficult to chew food properly and trouble speaking.

The open bite can cause difficulties in pronouncing certain sounds and words

Open bites can be caused by a poor skeletal relationship between the upper jaw and lower jaw.

Open bites can develop from a habit such as thumb, finger, or tongue sucking.

These habits can prevent normal biting of the teeth and lead to problems eating or tooth eruption.

If left untreated, open bites can be problematic.

Some of the effects of untreated open bites are speech impediments like lisping, difficulty taking certain foods, self-consciousness when smiling, and increased pressure and wear on the back teeth.

Open bites do not necessarily cause severe health problems, but they can lead to difficulty chewing or biting into foods.

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