another kind of malocclusion

Open-Bite

It is a kind of malocclusion in which teeth of the upper arch and the lower arch do not meet resulting in an opening between the top and the bottom teeth. It is common in the Pakistani population. It is difficult to treat an open bite. Open-bite can happen in anterior teeth or posterior teeth. It can be due to a skeletal problem or a dental problem. There are many causes of open bite for example tongue thrusting, thumb sucking, long-term usage of pacifiers, macroglossia, airway obstruction, etc. Your orthodontist can find out the actual reason for open-bite, whether it is a skeletal issue or dental or habitual and treat an open-bite case accurately.

Case Report

 open-bite cases are not easy to treat and they can get worse over time

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Patient complaints

A patient visited Prof. Irfan Qamruddin with a complaint of open-bite. She also had speech impediments. She was unable to produce the sound of ‘S’ properly. She was unhappy with her incompetent lips. She was not able to eat from her front teeth for example taking a bite of a burger etc. Overall, she was not happy with the appearance of her teeth. On examination, we found out that she had

Open-Bite
Incompetent Lips
Bimaxillary Proclination
Long Face
Lisping
Convex Facial Profile
Aesthetic Issues
Open-Bite
Incompetent Lips
Long Face
Bimaxillary Proclination
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Treatment plan

Prof. Irfan Qamruddin planned this case carefully. His treatment plan was to treat this case with fixed orthodontic appliances. After deep cleaning, teeth were bonded with brackets. The plan included the retraction proclined incisors to guide proper lip closure. This also helped in the closure of the open-bite.  To reduce the facial height intrusion of molars was planned. In this case, 4 pre-molars were extracted.

Banding and Bonding
Pre-molar Extraction
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Results

The duration of this treatment was 2 years. Be sure to seek an expert orthodontist for the best results.

Results

Treatment was planned to improve aesthetics and solve all the complaints of this patient. We achieved

Open-Bite Closure 100%
Competency of lips 100%
Bimaxillary Proclination Correction 100%
Shortening of Face Acheived 100%
Lisping Solved 100%
Straight Facial Profile Achieved 100%
Aesthetic Achieved 100%
Open-Bite Closure
Competent Lips
Straight Facial Profile
Shortening of Face
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The patient was very happy at the end of her treatment and couldn’t stop smiling confidently. Our goal at IIOCO is to make our patients happy and want to be the reason for their positive smiles. Our team at IIOCO is experienced and keeps our patient’s complaints at priority and tries to solve all their dental issues. Overall, an improved smile can make lasting changes in a person’s life.

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