It’s common to have misaligned teeth and a bite that doesn’t line up.
Sometimes your mouth can be too small for your teeth, and they become overcrowded.
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
- 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
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.
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
Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Cardiff
We are located at 434B Kelton St in Cardiff.
We look forward to seeing you soon.