The Importance of Correcting your Overbite from Cardiff Dental
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
- 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
Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Cardiff
We look forward to seeing you soon.