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Understanding Open Bite: A Guide from Birmingham's Leading Dental Practice

Welcome to Stella Maris Dental Practice, Birmingham’s trusted source for comprehensive dental care. In this guide, we delve into one of the common dental misalignments we treat at our practice: the open bite. Understanding what an open bite is and how it affects your oral health is the first step towards effective treatment.

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What is an Open Bite?

An open bite is a dental condition where the upper and lower teeth do not touch when the mouth is closed. This gap can be a source of cosmetic concerns and functional issues, such as difficulty in biting or chewing. Various factors contribute to this condition, including childhood habits like thumb-sucking or genetic predispositions.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Recognizing an open bite involves noticing symptoms like an obvious gap between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed or challenges in effectively biting down on food. At our Birmingham practice, we use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools, such as digital x-rays and 3D imaging, to accurately diagnose an open bite and plan the most effective treatment.

Treatment Options

Treating an open bite varies depending on its severity and the patient’s age. Common treatments include braces or Invisalign, designed to gradually move the teeth into the correct position. In more severe cases, surgical options may be considered. Our approach at Stella Maris Dental is to tailor each treatment plan to the individual needs of our patients.

Prevention and Aftercare

Preventing an open bite, particularly in children, can involve monitoring and addressing habits like prolonged pacifier use or thumb-sucking. Post-treatment, maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups are crucial to ensure lasting results.

Why Choose Our Birmingham Practice?

Our practice, Stella Maris Dental, has a long-standing reputation in Birmingham for successfully treating various dental alignments, including open bites. Our patients appreciate the personalized care and the cutting-edge technology we use. Here’s what one of our satisfied patients had to say: “Have been going to Stella Maris now for over 5 years. Can honestly say they have all looked after me since I first started going. Dr Namih has been amazing doing all of my treatments. He has always made sure that I’m comfortable and never in any discomfort. I’m so grateful I get to smile feeling confident and that’s all down to his work. I was so scared of dentists after my first experience elsewhere & now I will never go anywhere else. You are all like family & I’m lucky to have found somewhere that treats my dental health so well!”

Conclusion

Understanding and addressing an open bite is crucial for both aesthetic and functional reasons. At Stella Maris Dental in Birmingham, we are committed to providing you with the best dental care and treatment options for open bite and other dental issues. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile. 0121 588 4541

 

Nicholas Watts
Nicholas Watts
2024-02-07
Excellent care and friendly efficient service.
Angie Moule
Angie Moule
2024-02-05
Fantastic service and all the staff are lovely would definitely recommend to others
Stephen Bak
Stephen Bak
2024-01-16
After years of not being able to eat solid food, because of bad decay and alot of tooth discomfort, i decide to go and have a consultation on having implant retained dentures. How professional all the staff were, and after having my remaining teeth removed and 4 implants in the top and 2 in the bottom, i can now eat properly and i am pain free. The photo,s speak for themselves.. The best money i have ever spent. Highly recommend stella maris dental
Chris Guttridge
Chris Guttridge
2024-01-12
I have been a loyal patient of Dr. Hannibal Nahmi for over three decades, and each visit to his dental practice has been nothing short of extraordinary. Dr. Nahmi is not just a dentist; he is a dental maestro, an artist in the realm of oral care who has consistently surpassed my expectations over the years. From the moment you step into Dr. Nahmi's office, you are greeted by a warm and friendly staff that makes you feel like family. The ambiance is inviting, with modern decor and state-of-the-art equipment, creating an atmosphere that eases any dental anxiety. Dr. Nahmi's commitment to excellence is evident in every aspect of his practice. His attention to detail and precision in every procedure is truly commendable. Whether it's a routine cleaning or a more complex dental intervention, Dr. Nahmi approaches each task with the utmost professionalism and skill. One of the standout qualities of Dr. Nahmi is his unwavering dedication to staying abreast of the latest advancements in dentistry. Throughout the years, I have witnessed his practice evolve with cutting-edge technology, ensuring that his patients receive the most advanced and effective treatments available. Beyond his technical expertise, Dr. Nahmi is a compassionate and empathetic healthcare provider. He takes the time to listen to his patients, addressing concerns with patience and understanding. This personalized approach sets him apart, creating a bond of trust that is rare to find in the world of healthcare. The staff at Dr. Nahmi's office deserves equal praise. From the efficient and friendly receptionists to the skilled dental hygienists, everyone works cohesively to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience for patients. In addition to his clinical prowess, Dr. Nahmi prioritizes patient education. He takes the time to explain procedures thoroughly, ensuring that his patients are well-informed and comfortable throughout their dental journey. This commitment to education empowers patients to take an active role in their oral health. After 30 years under the care of Dr. Hannibal Nahmi, I can confidently say that he is not just a dentist but a true healthcare partner. His passion for dentistry, combined with his genuine care for his patients, makes him a standout professional in his field. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Nahmi to anyone seeking top-notch dental care from a seasoned and compassionate practitioner. Here's to many more years of healthy smiles under the expert care of Dr. Hannibal Nahmi!
Ann Humphries
Ann Humphries
2024-01-03
Can't praise th dentist enough with the reassuring manner and very informative and great follow up
Paul Sheward
Paul Sheward
2023-12-14
Nice friendly staff, explained exactly what was going on
Robert Crump
Robert Crump
2023-12-12
Very professional service. Lovely friendly staff. Would recommend.
jean lemba
jean lemba
2023-12-12
For the few years I've been frequenting, Stella Maris Dental practice has been truly a breeze. I came across it via Smooth Radio about 3 years ago, and I really wished that I came accross it a little bit earlier because my dental health and experience have been thousand times enhanced with the help of highly professional nursing staff, outstanding hygienist and top-notch general dental practitioner Mr Namih. Excellent private dental practice family for anyone looking for a new one for the upcoming year with friendly faces, pain-free experience, best treatment options guidance, and other meaningful help depending on everyone's needs. Wonderful festive season to everyone at Stella Maris Dental and many thanks.
Jennifer Howe
Jennifer Howe
2023-12-05
I came to this practice with a lot of problems with my teeth, caused by other dentists, as well as my not knowing how to take care of my teeth properly. Mr Nami has corrected every problem that needed to be addressed, with no pain and good diligence, while educating me and reminding me, on every visit, of the best way to take care of my teeth. I now have no further problems, as I follow his instructions and guidance and am satisfied with my 6 monthly hygiene and dental checks. It was a bit pricey at first to get everything back into shape, but assistance was available to help manage the finance more easily. I was always given a choice for the best treatment and found the practice manager Alison friendly and helpful. All the members of staff, I’ve been associated with in this small practice are very pleasant, which helps to make attending the dentist a breeze. If you’re looking for a good private dentist, I don’t think you could do any better than this one. Thank you team and have a wonderful Christmas and New year.
David Jones
David Jones
2023-11-20
An extremely professional service, very friendly and helpful, would have no hesitation in recommending this practice

Why Choose Stella Maris?

For over 35 years, we’ve been helping thousands of people regain their confidence to smile. We focus on promoting a healthy mouth and beautiful looking teeth for life, not just a quick fix.

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