How does bite plate work???

How does bite plate work???

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MKG

Detroit, MI

#1 Jan 9, 2008
I've had braces for about 8 months. For the first six months or so I had bite turbos but I kept knocking them off so now I'm wearing a bite plate. When I have the bite plate in my back teeth do not touch (there is a large enough gap to stick my tongue between.) My question is, how is wearing a bite plate going to make my back teeth begin to touch. Do the teeth actually erupt or grow together simply because they aren't touching most of the time? or is the biteplate changing the shape of my jaw structure to make them touch?
Thanks
Joedoc

Houston, TX

#2 Mar 7, 2008
Typically, it allows the back teeth to erupt until they touch. In the mean time the front teeth are open enough that they won't knock the bottom braces off. The basic shape of your jaw "structure" should not change
Heygirl

Puyallup, WA

#3 May 7, 2008
I am getting a bite plate next Thursday. Any Advise?

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pat

Allentown, PA

#4 May 31, 2008
my son just had a bite plate put in, and is having some trouble talking properly. Will this get better? And how long does it take?
mimi

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jun 25, 2008
my daughter just got a bite plate today and she's in so much pain. I gave her motrin, but it's still very painful. I'm wondering if it's normal to feel that much pain.
Bite Plate woes

Burke, VA

#6 Jul 21, 2008
BITES PLATES SSUUUUUUUCK!!!! The paiinnnnn.

Mimi, yes.

Pat, he'll be talking normal soon. I was very self conscious with my lisp but then had to do some talking on live TV. when i saw the recording I realized MOST of the lisp was all in my head.
Elle

Melrose Park, IL

#7 Aug 29, 2008
I had a bite plate but in last week and I woke up this morning I felt something weird in my mouth...I spit out one of the little squares. idk how it happened tho?
sara

Lincolndale, NY

#8 Sep 9, 2008
how long does a bite plate have to stay in, weeks, months?
Diana

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Sep 10, 2008
I had a bite plate put in today, and it's lowered my self-esteem terribly because I have a lisp. Unfortunately, I'm very fond of talking...

But so far I've learned that most people get rid of their lisp and any tooth pains after about a week.
Also, they are worn between 6-12 months.
Stacey

Oceanside, CA

#10 Nov 15, 2008
this is my second time wearing braces because my parents said that my teeth protrude. the problem is getting braces again is not going to help. the doctor told me to wear bite plate 24/7 and i was wondering how is that going to help? it probably keeps my upper teeth grinding down on the lower braces. with the bite plate, i think it actually makes my jaw more protrude. i'm assuming my doctor's goal is to push the lower teeth forward to be like the upper teeth... that's why he got me to wear the bite plate. if that is the case then i should talk to him because i don't want my lower teeth to be pushed forward. i want my upper teeth to be pushed back.
Abu Humzah

Grafton, Canada

#11 Nov 24, 2008
Hello,

Lisp's will evetually leave and you will be able to talk normally once again. It does no to anything except even out your jaw. I once had a bite plate but it did not have any pain. To remove Pains ( especiall yin the head) Try Tyenol or any pain killer.( Presribe from your doctor for a stronger one). Remember its for te best for you. Just follow up with what your Dentist or Orhtadontist says.

Abu Humzah
nate

Dublin, OH

#12 Dec 17, 2008
i got a bite plate and i dont know what or how to eat anything, is it even possible, will I be able to eat with it in at some point?

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HGIRL

Villa Park, CA

#13 Dec 31, 2008
i have a bite plate.. it really does stink... but later the lisp goes away the more you talk because you're tongue learns to speak with it in... 6-12 months is about the amount of time you wear a bite plate depending how bad your bite is...
HGIRL

Villa Park, CA

#14 Dec 31, 2008
nate-
my bite plate is removable is your's?
Chelsea

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Jan 22, 2009
I just got bite plates its horrible!!!! Its like metal pedals in my mouth i cant even eat spagetthi!!! God i hate bite plates at least put a removable one.... PEOPLE MAKE AN INVENTION AND HELP ME I NEED A LIFE I AINT GETTIN SKINNY I PAY YOU $100.00 PLEAZE!!!!! rrrrr
HELP ME (CRY)
Chelsea

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Jan 22, 2009
dID I MENTION OUCH AND THE MONEY??? i NEED major help WITH THIS CRAZZZZYYYY THING WHAT DENTAL PEOPLE CALL GOD FOR U WELL I THINK ITS GOOD 4 NOTHING!!!:[
Chelsea

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Jan 22, 2009
Stacey wrote:
this is my second time wearing braces because my parents said that my teeth protrude. the problem is getting braces again is not going to help. the doctor told me to wear bite plate 24/7 and i was wondering how is that going to help? it probably keeps my upper teeth grinding down on the lower braces. with the bite plate, i think it actually makes my jaw more protrude. i'm assuming my doctor's goal is to push the lower teeth forward to be like the upper teeth... that's why he got me to wear the bite plate. if that is the case then i should talk to him because i don't want my lower teeth to be pushed forward. i want my upper teeth to be pushed back.
I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL
rachel

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Jan 26, 2009
hi well i just got bite plates and its hard to eat chelsea youll get used to them if u try...
anita

Portland, OR

#19 Feb 3, 2009
i just got a bite plate, and i sound like sylvester! does the lisp go away? and can i make it go faster
Sharee

Puyallup, WA

#20 Feb 4, 2009
I got my bite plate in a week ago today. Mine is a removable one that is on my lower jaw. I'm suppose to wear it 24/7 except when I brush. My ortho did want me to keep it in when I ate but he's since changed his mind. I'm trying to keep in for along as I can even when eating. I'm suppose to wear it for 6+ months but I'm being stubborn and don't want to wear it that long. The first few days were hard, couldn't talk right or eat right and I spit /drooled whenever I would talk and it hurt. Now the pain is 100% gone which worried me because to me pain is progress and if I don't feel anything then how do I know that it's correcting my bite?????.

A quick question for those wearing a bottom removable plate, is yours kinda loose? I can pull mine up with little to no effort, the office did reshape it and changed my elastic from a 4mm to a 6mm. It's especially loose when I wake up. I noticed that if I change out the bands then it's not so loose but still kinda loose.. if that makes any sense. I can pop it off with my tongue. I thought it' was suppose to stay put on my teeth.

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