Posterior Bite Plate

A posterior bite plate can be added to the upper or lower arch to aid in the correction of anterior open bites by discluding the anterior teeth to allow additional eruption and relative intrusion of the posterior teeth. The appliance can be used in conjunction with an expansion screw for arch development.

Posterior bite plates can also be added to a Hawley retainer with anterior springs to correct teeth trapped in cross-bite.

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Treatment & Care

Patients should wear at night and clean daily with toothpaste to prevent the buildup of plaque and odor. Avoid Efferdent and other effervescent solutions, as it may erode components on the appliance. It is recommended to use products like DentaSoak or Retainer Splash.


  • Gelb Bar: Great Lakes Orthodontics
  • Acrylic: JBC Monomer and Polymer
  • Clasps: Leone Ball Clasps