Case Gallery: Severe Open Bite
Even a well trained orthodontist would admit that a skeletal open bite is one of the most difficult cases to treat. Even with the bite closed, results may be unstable.
Many malocclusions can be fixed without surgical intervention. However, if the patient has concerns over their skeletal profile, orthognathic surgical treatment can greatly enhance a patient's self image.
This patient had orthognathic surgery coupled with orthodontics to correct her bite. She can now bite into a slice of pizza and is able to articulate words and sounds she was not able to with her previous open bite.