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Open bite is a dental problem in which the upper and lower teeth do not meet properly when closing the mouth, leaving an open space between them. This condition can affect both the aesthetics and functionality of the mouth, leading to speech problems, chewing difficulties, and even breathing problems.

There are different types of open bite, depending on the underlying cause of the problem. Some of the most common causes include thumb-sucking or pacifier use in childhood, excessive tongue pressure, sleep apnea syndrome, and excessive dental wear.

Treatment for open bite can vary depending on the underlying cause and severity of the problem. In some cases, it can be corrected with orthodontics, using devices such as braces, arches, and elastics to move the teeth into their correct position. In other cases, orthognathic surgery may be necessary to reposition the maxillary and mandibular bones.

It is important to address open bite as soon as possible, as it can worsen over time and cause more serious oral and general health problems. If you suspect you have an open bite, it is recommended that you consult with a dentist to receive proper diagnosis and treatment.


The Global Dent Dental Clinic located in Villeray, Hochelaga, and Ste-Julie is the perfect place to receive quality care for your teeth and smile. We offer a wide range of dental services, including preventive and cleaning treatments, bite correction, and dental whitening. We also offer emergency services to help alleviate pain and protect your dental health.

Our team of highly qualified dentists is dedicated to providing you with high-quality treatment and helping you maintain a healthy and radiant smile. Among our services, we have dental restoration, dental aesthetics, dental prosthetics, periodontics, dental implants, orthodontics, endodontics, professional cleaning, and emergency services.

At the Global Dent dental center, we are committed to serving all people living in Montreal and Rive-Sud. If you need an appointment or have a dental emergency, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you. We hope to see you soon at the Global Dent Dental Clinic!


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