im on the verge of a migraine, so please forgive me if my post isnt very concise. ergh.
one dental surgeon suggested orthognathic [sp?] surgery - ie, breaking my jaw and realigning my bite. i promptly refused his suggestion.
the dentist im seeing now has suggested that perhaps after i finish phase I therapy, which includes a repositioning splint, that i might consider crowns or other things to fix the openbite.
right now, im really not concerned with it.. i'd rather just focus on my pain, and get that under control. i really dont want to fool around with anything in my mouth especially if i experience some pain-relief with my splint [which is coming on wednesday].
who knows.. maybe i'll change my mind.. but as of now, im not concerned with it.
do you have an overbite, too? only my back molars touch, and i have a tiny overbite.. very tiny. off hand, im not sure how large my openbite is -- it's probably 4 mm.. i'll have to check later.
take care.. good luck with studying. you're going to do really well.
[This message has been edited by saaraah (edited 09-28-2003).]