Thursday, February 17, 2011
I'm a 24 year old Canadian who has just begun the process of correcting my open bite. Here is a little background information:
I had braces when I was 14-15 for about a year to correct overcrowding
I had 4 teeth extracted, the ones right before the big molars.
I still have permanent retainers on top and bottom
So basically about 10 year ago, I was told that I had an open bite. I had no idea at the time what that mean't and that a normal bite was an overbite. I was young and didn't understand the effects of having an open bite so I had braces to straighten my teeth but never had my bite corrected.
Since having the braces off, by bottom jaw continued to grow and my open bite got much worse and progressed into a cross bite. I will try to find some old pictures with my braces to show you what my bite looked like, and also what it looks like now.
The above picture is my smile now, just so you can see that even though I have straight teeth, and I love my smile, my bite is far from perfect and has made my life hell.