What is an open bite?

An open bite is a malocclusion (bad bite) where the top and bottom set of teeth slant outwards without touching, even when you close your jaw. In this situation, it appears as if the mouth is always open.
Open bite
Girl with Open Bite

Why is an open bite treatment recommended?

The reason for an open bite treatment goes beyond aesthetics and getting that perfect smile. Open bite treatment helps improve overall oral health by aligning your teeth and ensuring a better bite.

If treated early, it offsets the chances of dental surgery and resolves issues like lisps, increased wear and tear of the teeth, and other speech impediments and helps you get rid of self- consciousness.

An open bite adversely affects the body

Improper speech

An open bite may interfere with pronunciation, and speech causing people to develop a lisp.

Difficulty while eating

An open bite makes it tougher to bite and chew the food

Jaw pain or temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD)

An improper bite disturbs the jaw joints and adjoining ligaments and muscles

Tooth decay

Misaligned teeth are hard to clean resulting in excessive bacteria growth

Before and After our open bite treatment



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We treat open bites with Dezy Aligners

Straighten your teeth the right way

01 Your first scan is on us

Book your free scan here by scheduling an at-home appointment or by visiting our clinics near you. The choice is yours.

02 Review your treatment plan

Stay put, while our orthodontists assess your scans and design a customized treatment plan for you. This plan will map your aligner journey in detail so you know exactly what to expect.

03 Approve and pay

Your go-ahead is all we need. Once you’re fully satisfied with your treatment plan, make your first investment to initiate your smile makeover journey.

04 Hassle-free delivery

Receive your Dezy aligner kit at your doorstep. This includes your full set of aligners, detailed instructions on how to use them, equipment, and everything needed for that perfect smile in the making.

05 Remote monitoring

Relax, we got you covered. We will keep track of your progress and regularly schedule virtual follow-ups with your assigned orthodontist. We will guide you through the process with care alerts, 24*7 on-call orthodontist, fortnightly progress intimations & provision of cheek retractors for precise dental scans.

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Expert Care

Dedicated team of dental specialists curated by renowned clinicians, who come with seven years of experience or more.

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Feel-good environment with adherence to highest quality protocols, 100% sterilization and best-in-class technology.

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Up-front, honest pricing with no hidden costs, commissions, or referral fees. You will have complete clarity on estimated treatment costs from the very beginning.

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We guarantee an easy, hassle-free dental experience that will make you look forward to visiting the dentist. If you are still disappointed, reach out to us for a complete refund.

Other teeth problems

Crowded teeth

Crowded teeth

The jaw isn’t large enough to fit all the teeth leading to crowding, plaque build-up, tooth decay, and gum disease.

Teeth Gap

Teeth Gap

This condition arises when there is unusual space between teeth causing food to get stuck in the spaces. Closing this gap is easy with our Aligners.



The upper teeth close far out in front of the lower teeth which causes the jaw to ache. Our aligners will push them back to perfection, relieving you of all discomfort.

Deep Bite

Deep Bite

This happens when the upper front teeth disproportionately overlap the bottom front teeth when the back teeth are closed causing discomfort. Our aligners help solve this problem.

Frequently asked questions


How Common is an Open Bite?

An open bite is a condition where a person always has an opening because the top and bottom teeth do not shut properly. It is not a very common complaint.


What is a suitable age to treat an open bite?

Children with an open bite condition should have a dental evaluation at around seven years of age, while they still have some baby teeth. This is the suggested age to start certain open bite correction procedures such as behavior modification, to prevent open bites as they grow.


Does open bite get worse with time?

Yes, just like any orthodontic malocclusion, which when left untreated, gets worse with time. Seek an expert dental consult as soon as you can.


How can I determine if I have an open bite?

To figure out if you have an open bite, look in the mirror and bite down gently. Look at yourself while trying to smile, if there is a space between the upper and lower teeth, chances are you have an open bite. Consult our Dezy orthodontists for further examination.


What are the causes of open bites?

An open bite is generally caused by skeletal problems such as genetics or dental problem or a combination of both. Skeletal open bites happen as a result of improper jawbone growth which causes the jaw and teeth to grow incorrectly. This could be in your genes or a particular hereditary jaw size and shape being passed on.

A dental open bite occurs as a result of misaligned teeth or bad oral habits such as thumb sucking, sucking on Pacifiers, tongue thrusting, etc. Other causes include traumas to the jaw, insufficient space for adult teeth to erupt, poor tongue posture, or improper swallowing patterns.


What happens if I don’t undergo open bite correction?

If you do leave your open bite untreated, it can lead to overall oral and health problems such as decaying teeth, difficulty in eating and chewing, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ), speech impediments, and breathing disorders.


Can an open bite be fixed naturally?

No, an open bite cannot be fixed on its own; you will have to use aligners, and braces or go through surgery. The more time wasted, the more invasive will be the open bite correction treatment.


What are the various treatment options for an open bite?

  • Aligners – removable and transparent plastic trays that are firmly fitted on your teeth and apply pressure progressively achieving the perfect position
  • Braces – use of metal brackets and wires to push the buck teeth to the desired position
  • Behavior modification – therapy to correct tongue thrusting Jaw surgery in the case of a severe open bite condition


Why are clear aligners the preferred open bite treatment?

These invisible aligners are more suited than other traditional forms of dental treatments like braces. They are invisible, removable, and show quick results with fewer trips to the orthodontist as compared to braces.


Does thumb sucking cause an open bite?

Yes, it is a common cause of open bites.


Can an Open Bite Cause a Lisp?

Yes, speech impediments are common results of open bite. Since teeth closure is improper, there are difficulties in articulating and speaking.

Hear from our Happy Patrons

Buck Teeth

4 months

Very Convenient

It's hassle free. Will definitely recommend it to my friends and family. What I liked the most was that they sent a dentist to my home for the free scan. It was very convenient and the orthodontist explained the treatment process in detail during the consultation.




3 months

Dezy made it so easy for me

Dezy made it so easy for me to get my treatment done. The team made me feel very comfortable right from the start, and no point did I feel nervous about my treatment. The dentist made sure I was clear about every step, which really put me at ease.

Ruchi Singh


Teeth Gap

6 months

Professional dentist

I came to them to fix my gapped teeth. Got to say, it was a satisfying experience. Their dentists are super helpful and professional. Throughout the scanning process she was describing every step in detail and made sure I am comfortable. Got my first set of aligners at my doorstep on time. Great experience so far.




7 months

Dezy made it so easy for me

Pretty easy to book the scan. The scanning was scheduled for the next day. Dr Priyal visited my home on time and was very efficient with the whole process. The payment process is hassle-free. Although I made full payment, I feel the EMI options make it easier for people to pay for their treatment. Overall a great experience.



Teeth Gap

6 months

Patience & Care

Requested the dentist to come a bit earlier than the scheduled appointment time and he obliged. The scan was quick and we were done in half an hour. Really appreciate the patience and care that was shown during the scan. The orthodontist has assured me that I can reach out whenever I am in doubt. Looking forward to a perfect smile soon :)




5 months

Amazing staff

Scanning experience was seamless. The dentist was very helpful and she cleared all my doubts about aligner treatment. I have already told my friends about Dezy and even they have booked their scans. Highly recommend them and I am looking forward to starting my treatment.



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