A deep bite is a common dental problem, and people of all ages fall prey to the same. This problem is prevalent, especially among growing individuals. A deep bite is when your upper front teeth come down over the lower front teeth, thereby creating a bad bite. It can also lead to damage to your lower set of braces, if any. In this situation, you may need to wear a bite plate over your upper front teeth.
A bite plate is a small acrylic appliance used to correct the overclosure of your teeth and jaws, helping you attain an ideal bite. Our dentist uses a bite plate during the beginning of your orthodontic treatment intending to correct your deep bites by preventing the back teeth from touching.
Two different kinds of bite plates are used, namely, fixed and removable, and our dentist would pick the most suitable one after examining your case.
A bite plate is made using metal clasps and dental-grade acrylic substance, resting inside your upper front teeth to open up your bite. The role of this plate is to hold the front teeth during your early orthodontic treatment. Our dentist will suggest you wearing this plate until your teeth are shifted into a suitable position or until your permanent molars erupt fully. A bite plate is customized after taking the impression of your mouth, thereby fitting you perfectly.
Once our dentist fits this appliance into your mouth, adjustments are made to optimize retention and comfort. You are further expected to care properly for the bite plate.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Carlsbad, CA, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Adams. Please call us at (760) 804-0080 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.
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