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Orthodontic Conditions Overbite

Reviewed By
Dr. Nikita Mehta

3 mins read time

A Guide to Understanding and Treating an Overbite

An overbite is a common orthodontic issue and occurs when the upper front teeth protrude further than the lower front teeth.

This condition often leads to dental issues like difficulty in chewing and speech challenges. Some people also experience jaw pain. Moreover, a pronounced overbite can alter the aesthetics of one’s smile, causing self-awareness and diminishing confidence.

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.

Treatment Options

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 offer a highly effective solution for overbite correction.  They work by applying constant pressure to the teeth, causing them to gradually shift into their proper positions.

When it comes to options, you have a variety to choose from, such as traditional metal braces or ceramic braces. Based on your specific needs, your orthodontist will recommend the most suitable type of braces for you.

Why Choose West House Dental for Overbite Treatment

An overbite can cause a range of dental problems, but with the help of braces, it can be effectively corrected. If you’re concerned about an overbite, schedule a consultation with us at West House Dental in Pinner.

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 develop a personalised treatment plan to help you achieve a healthier, more confident smile.

Call West House Dental today to schedule a consultation with Dr Telmo.

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