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What is an Overbite?

Overbites happen when the upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth. Oftentimes, an overbite can appear to be a problem with crooked teeth when, in fact, the person’s teeth and jaws are not lining up correctly.

Overbites are easier to correct in children and teenagers since their jaws are still developing.

A lot of people don’t realise that they have an overbite, as they believe their condition is not serious enough to seek dental attention. This could also be because other cases of overbites are so minor to be noticeable.

What Happens If I Don’t Treat It?

Untreated overbites may lead to the following dental problems:

  1. Bottom front teeth may harm the gums above the top front teeth
  2. Speech impediments
  3. May cause jaw problems
  4. Unattractive smile

Overbite Correction Treatments

For Children and Teenagers

  • Removal of baby teeth to make room for permanent teeth to grow in straight
  • Growth modification device – helps to position the jaw
  • Braces – move the teeth to correct the overbite as well as the jaw
  • Retainers – a device used after braces that help to keep the teeth in place

For Adults

  • Braces – move the teeth to fix an overbite
  • Teeth extraction – dentists try to avoid this procedure but will do this in very severe cases to allow the teeth to move
  • Surgery – jaw problems for bone-type overbites can only be corrected with surgery for adults

Benefits of Treating Overbites

  • Straighter teeth and better bite
  • More attractive smile & improved facial appearance
  • Healthier teeth and gums

Overbite must be fixed as soon as possible. It’s never too late to correct your bite and your smile.

For any bite problems or malocclusions, don’t hesitate to see your dentist immediately.

To know more about the causes and effects of overbite to your oral health, visit your Cardiff dentist today here at Cardiff Dental.

Our top-notch orthodontics treatments offer high-quality solutions to various factors that affect your smile and the aesthetics of your teeth.

A visit to your trusted Cardiff dentist is great for one-on-one advice where your questions can be answered.

Cardiff Dental are:

  • A comprehensive cosmetic, implant, and family dentist
  • A local family-owned and family-run dental practice
  • You have the option of seeing the same dentist every time
  • Available to treat painful conditions on the same day
  • One of the very few dental practices that are accredited by QIP (Quality Innovative Performance) for meeting the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards

Dr Sumanth Reddy Bagapalli (Sam Reddy) is a comprehensive cosmeticimplant, and family dentist who takes great pride in treating his patients and keeping their smiles healthy and beautiful.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Cardiff

Contact us today on (02) 4954 6888. For more information, go to our contact us page.

We are located at 434B Kelton St in Cardiff.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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