Children who have a deep bite that prevents necessary orthodontic treatment can see Dr. Daniel Adams for a bite plate. We use this appliance at Full Smile Orthodontics to give your child a better bite and to allow us to place braces on their lower teeth. Visit our orthodontist to see if your child needs a bite plate in Carlsbad, California.
A deep bite is when the upper front teeth come down too far over the lower front teeth. This not only creates a bad bite, but it can result in damage to the lower set of braces. If your child’s growing smile has developed this bite, then they may need to wear a bite plate over their upper front teeth.
This appliance is made of metal clasps and acrylic material. It rests inside of the upper front teeth in order to open up a bite. The plate holds the front teeth apart early in orthodontic treatment until the teeth have been shifted into a better position or until the permanent molars fully erupt (because they should be able to hold the front teeth apart on their own). The bite plate should be cleaned routinely with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Feel free to call our office to learn more about a bite plate.