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The Importance of Correcting your Overbite from Cardiff Dental

by | Oct 16, 2022 | Orthodontics

Having crooked teeth and an unbalanced bite is quite common.

Your mouth may occasionally be overcrowded if your teeth are in a space that is too small.

In most cases, the upper and lower jawbones aren’t the same size or are misaligned.

Whatever the reason, misalignments like an overbite can cause a variety of issues, such as:

  • Popping sound and pain in the jaw
  • Sore face muscles
  • Speech difficulties
  • Problems properly chewing
  • An increased risk of tooth decay, cavities, and broken teeth.

Read on to learn about treatment options for overbites!

Overbite Correction Treatments

For Children and Teens

  • Removal of baby teeth– making room for permanent teeth to grow in straight
  • Growth modification device – helps to better position the jaw
  • Braces– gradually move the teeth to correct the overbite as well as the jaw
  • Retainers– used post-braces that help to keep the teeth in the proper place

For Adults

  • Braces– move the teeth to fix overbites
  • Teeth extraction– dentists try to avoid this but will do this in very severe overbite cases to give the teeth more freedom to move
  • Surgery– jaw problems for skeletal-type overbite cases 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

For more information on overbite’s causes and impacts on oral health, visit your Cardiff dentist 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.

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 look forward to seeing you soon.