Orthodontic Conditions Overbite
A Guide to Understanding and Treating an Overbite
An overbite, also known as an anterior overbite or deep bite, is a type of malocclusion where the upper front teeth extend too far forward over the lower teeth.
This condition can cause dental and cosmetic concerns, including jaw pain, tooth wear, gum recession, and a noticeable appearance when smiling or speaking. In some cases, an overbite can also make it difficult to bite or chew food effectively.
Types of Overbite
There are two general types of overbite: dental overbite and skeletal overbite. A dental overbite is when the upper teeth extend too far forward. A skeletal overbite is caused by a skeletal discrepancy between the upper and lower jaw.
The treatment options for overbites will depend on the cause and severity of the condition. In some cases, orthodontic treatment, such as braces or Invisalign, can be used to realign the teeth and correct the overbite. Correcting the jaw position and realigning the bite in severe cases requires surgery.
Invisalign for Overbites
Invisalign is a clear aligner used to treat various orthodontic conditions, including overbites. It is an alternative to traditional braces and is virtually invisible, making it an attractive option for those self-conscious about their appearance while undergoing treatment. Invisalign works by gradually shifting the teeth into the desired position using a series of custom-made aligners.
Braces for Overbites
Braces are another option for treating overbites. They work by applying pressure to the teeth and moving them into the correct position over time. Your dentist can fit braces made of metal, ceramic, or plastic, and they can also customise the braces to match the colour of your teeth for a more natural appearance.
Why Choose West House Dental for Overbite Treatment
West House Dental is home to experienced dentist Dr Telmo, who has experience treating various orthodontic conditions, including overbites. With his expertise and the latest orthodontic technology, he can provide you with the most effective and comfortable treatment options for your overbite.
At West House Dental, we understand that each patient’s needs are unique, and we take the time to understand your specific concerns and goals for treatment. Whether you choose braces or Invisalign, we will work with you to create a custom treatment plan tailored to your needs and provides the best results.
Call West House Dental today to schedule a consultation with Dr Telmo and start your journey to a straighter, more confident smile.