Invisalign for Open Bite

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Malocclusions are a dental term referring to teeth that are not well aligned. While there are many of these orthodontic conditions that give patients a crooked smile, open bites tend to be one of the most obvious, leading to self-consciousness and embarrassment. When your front teeth don’t come close together when closing your mouth, your speech,  ability to eat and self-esteem will be affected.  In these cases, the upper front teeth protrude out, way beyond where they should be. This gives a “buck-toothed” look. There are many reasons for this condition. First are genetics (people can be born with very constricted upper jaws. Second, and most often observed are acquired habits such as thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, and allowing infants to use improper pacifiers for too long. 

At 172 NYC Dental, our multidisciplinary team includes the top Invisalign provider in NYC — Dr. Sang (Ben) Ahn. Invisalign treatments can comfortably and discreetly help you achieve your smile goals. Dr. Ahn has been treating Invisalign cases for over twenty years. He is nationally renowned in this specialty. In the past three years, he has earned the honor of being a VIP Diamond Plus recipient. Invisalign has deemed him to be in the top 1% of all of its practitioners. In Dr. Ahn’s expert hands, open bites, morph into beautiful, functioning, and harmonious smiles

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I happened to pick NYC Dental as my dentistry when I moved to NYC, which happened to be a great choice. It is easy to schedule an appointment here, and the staff is very helpful and have explained my coverage [...] Eric K | yelp
“Its totally the dentists, but not just the dentists. Every person who works there is full of pride and knowledge. I genuinely experience every visit. Ive gone in with dental issues inspiring my anxiety only to be calmly and clearly [...] Ann Czar | google
“Absolutely exceptional in every capacity. Everyone in the office-the front desk, medical assistants, and doctors-are genuinely kind, incredible friendly, and make a point of explaining in layman’s terms the procedures they need to perform and why.” Mark M. | yelp
“I have been going to this practice for many years now. I have seen a few different dentists here and they are all terrific. The staff is helpful, friendly and on top of things. I highly recommend this office if [...] Lisa A. | yelp
– “I happened to pick 209 Dental as my dentistry when I moved to NYC, which happened to be a great choice. It is easy to schecdule an appointment here, and the staff is very helpful and have explained my [...] Abhinav R | google
“Dr. Ben Ifraimov is the best. He has been our family dentist for the last decade or so. He is very professional, efficient, conservative in his treatments, and always listens to and time for his patients. Recently, I had a [...] Khristina N | yelp
“Thanks to my bad cavities, I now know the best dental place in NYC! Besides the best technique/equipment they use in this facilities. Michelle(not sure if her title is the manager?) is a precious asset who impressed me with her [...] Cy U | yelp
“I think hes on the best if not the best dentists in Manhattan as well as his nurse Diana she was sweat and professional, went for wisdom tooth problem, unbelievably smooth and painless operation, got it out in no time, [...] Mohammed A. | yelp
The best experience at the dental office. Extremely professional. | facebook
“This is first dental practice I look forward to going to. The front desk staff, hygienist and dentists are some of the friendliest and best in Manhattan.” Erin | yelp
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What Is an Open Bite?

An open bite is a type of malocclusion characterized by a vertical gap between your front upper and lower teeth. This means that even when you are completely biting down, there is a space between the top and bottom teeth in the front. Some patients develop other concerns as a result of their open bite, including:

  • Difficulty closing their mouth
  • Distorted appearance to the jawline and chin
  • Difficulty chewing and swallowing
  • Speech problems, such as a lisp
  • Self-consciousness any time they smile
  • Poor sleep quality

If your open bite is making you feel self-conscious about your smile or contributing to any other problems, do not wait — our experienced orthodontist may be able to help. 

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Invisalign for open bite
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Does Invisalign Work for an Open Bite?

Open bites in skillful hands are very correctable. They require careful examination of your teeth and a highly experienced dental expert. When you meet our skilled Invisalign provider, he can let you know if Invisalign will work for you

During your initial appointments, our team will take a 3D scan of your teeth to see if Invisalign is a good treatment option for your open bite. The next step is to have custom clear aligners fabricated that fit your teeth perfectly. You will wear each set of aligners for about two weeks. You then switch to a new set that has a slightly different shape. With each new set, your teeth slowly adjust and move to their correct position — no wires or brackets. 

Invisalign offers several advantages for patients with an open bite. They are:

  • Discreet
  • Easy to remove for eating and cleaning
  • Customized
  • Comfortable
  • Convenient

Invisalign Cost for an Open Bite at 172 NYC Dental

All orthodontic procedures often come with a high price tag. At 172 NYC Dental, we try to keep the cost for our Invisalign treatment as low as possible. We work with most Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), dental insurance providers. For patients paying out of pocket, we also offer convenient payment plans. Be sure to ask us about our Invisalign special at your free consultation.

Learn More About Invisalign Braces for an Open Bite at 172 NYC Dental

If you are tired of your open bite and want to transform your smile, the team at 172 NYC Dental can help. Schedule your free consultation to learn how Invisalign braces may correct your open bite. We cannot wait to give you the smile of your dreams.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

With over 1000 reviews from all over the webwith an average rating of 4.9 we are proud to be in the Manhattan Dental Elite.
I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Nikitayev. Dr. Nikitayev was professional, gentile, and caring. He didn’t over-assess and provided possible options without imposing them. He explained every step of the process and I didn’t feel a thing (even without [...] Suh Eun Kim | google
Had to get an infected wisdom tooth extracted and some minor gum surgery. All I can say is if I could give him 10 stars I would. The procedure went smoothly. I didn’t even know he had already extracted my [...] Yolanda F | google
I have a fear of going to the dentist and had not been in several years. I immediately felt at ease upon entering this business and was treated with respect and great care. The hygienist was friendly and kept checking [...] Sami Martin | google
I happened to pick NYC Dental as my dentistry when I moved to NYC, which happened to be a great choice. It is easy to schedule an appointment here, and the staff is very helpful and have explained my coverage [...] Eric K | yelp
“I have been a client for several years and this dental office has basically saved my mouth and left me great teeth!! Several gum and deep cleanings etc proven to give me confidence and I am thrilled with this dental [...] Deborah F | demandforce
” Dr. Ahn is amazing. I fractured a tooth and came in the same day as a new patient on an emergency basis as I was in terrible pain. The tooth was extracted and a bone graft put in place. [...] John D | yelp
“Its totally the dentists, but not just the dentists. Every person who works there is full of pride and knowledge. I genuinely experience every visit. Ive gone in with dental issues inspiring my anxiety only to be calmly and clearly [...] Ann Czar | google
“Best practice in the city!!! Would not go anywhere else… Every dentist, periodontist, Doctor, nurse, receptionist is amazing. They work with you and insurance while remaining to be a top motch office. They are really the best and I’m so [...] New York City Patient | heathgrades
“Absolutely exceptional in every capacity. Everyone in the office-the front desk, medical assistants, and doctors-are genuinely kind, incredible friendly, and make a point of explaining in layman’s terms the procedures they need to perform and why.” Mark M. | yelp
“Dr. Infraimov and entire staff of 209 NYC Dental are fantastic. From the ease of making appointments to the friendly and professional office ladies, to the caring and knowledge of the dental professionals, I cannot recommend this practice enough!” Kathleen | heathgrades
“I have been going to this practice for many years now. I have seen a few different dentists here and they are all terrific. The staff is helpful, friendly and on top of things. I highly recommend this office if [...] Lisa A. | yelp
– “I happened to pick 209 Dental as my dentistry when I moved to NYC, which happened to be a great choice. It is easy to schecdule an appointment here, and the staff is very helpful and have explained my [...] Abhinav R | google
“Dr. Ben Ifraimov is the best. He has been our family dentist for the last decade or so. He is very professional, efficient, conservative in his treatments, and always listens to and time for his patients. Recently, I had a [...] Khristina N | yelp
“Thanks to my bad cavities, I now know the best dental place in NYC! Besides the best technique/equipment they use in this facilities. Michelle(not sure if her title is the manager?) is a precious asset who impressed me with her [...] Cy U | yelp
“I think hes on the best if not the best dentists in Manhattan as well as his nurse Diana she was sweat and professional, went for wisdom tooth problem, unbelievably smooth and painless operation, got it out in no time, [...] Mohammed A. | yelp
The best experience at the dental office. Extremely professional. | facebook
I’ve been going to 209 dental for years. I now live in long Island and still make the trip out for my appointments. Dr’s Ahn and Kafko are caring individuals. Best dental experience ever! Anna G | yelp
Oxanna is the absolute best hands down best cleaning ever!!! Dr Wang and Laura are simply amazing!. I would never go anywhere else this place is top-of-the-line. Melissa P | yelp
“This is first dental practice I look forward to going to. The front desk staff, hygienist and dentists are some of the friendliest and best in Manhattan.” Erin | yelp
“This is a wonderful dental office with very professional and friendly staff and up to date technology. They took me at a very short notice when I needed emergency dental work, they were so nice and accommodating. The office itself [...] Masha | yelp
“Fantastic service. Always helpful and professional staff. Dr Ahn is best!” Francine Fakih | yelp
“Love the practice. Dentist, hygienist orthodontist and support staff all engaging, professional and very very good at what they do.” Mimi Barker | yelp
“Everyone there is so nice and patient with overgrown toddlers like myself haha. I recommend Dr. Ahn and Dr. Wang especially.” Shelly Kanner | yelp
“I have always liked Dr Anh and the staff! That is not true of many medics or their staffs.” Susan K Manning | yelp
“I’ve been seeing Dr. Ahn for my Invisalign and I’m very happy about the service at 209 NYC Dental and the result. Dr. Ahn is knowledgeable, detailed and patient.” Kana | yelp
“My surgeon recommended seeing Dr Ahn after I had an implant and I can not be happier with the quality of care that I have received not only from him but also from the staff at 209 Dental.” Jules W. | yelp
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