The Importance of Correcting your Overbite from Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants
Overbites (buck teeth or deep bite) occur when the upper jaw overlaps the lower jaw. It is usually a difference in jawbone alignment when the lower teeth and jaw are back too far.
If left untreated, an overbite could cause significant health complications. Among them are potential jaw pain, including temporomandibular joint disorders, and irreversible tooth damage from improper positioning (TMJ).
Other overbite complications include:
- Tooth decay including cavities, gum disease, and worn tooth enamel
- Jaw pain
- Severe headaches
- Discomfort or pain while eating
- Trouble with fully opening or closing mouth
- Sleep apnoea
- Trouble speaking
Correcting an Overbite
Some habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting can contribute to malocclusion because the thumb pushes the upper front teeth and bone forward.
Some of the likely treatments for overbites include:
Invisalign clear aligners to slowly and discreetly move the teeth and jaw to their correct position.
Braces to slowly move the teeth and jaw to the correct position.
Teeth removal for children and teens to create room for the adult teeth to grow straight.
Oral surgery to correct severe jaw problems in adults.
Malocclusions can be corrected at any age. But it is advised that bite issues be addressed as soon as possible to lower the risk of severe physical consequences from an untreated overbite.
Children should visit the dentist by the age of 7 years for early intervention.
To know more about the causes and effects of overbite on your oral health, visit your Norlane dentist today here at Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants.
Our top-notch orthodontics treatments offer high-quality solutions to various factors that affect your smile and the aesthetics of your teeth.
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At Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants, we believe everyone deserves excellent quality dentistry, and our goal is to help you achieve this.
Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants is a multi-surgery practice that has been operating for over 30 years taking care of the oral health needs of the community.
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