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Overbites: Fix This Orthodontic Problem with Braces

Overbites: Fix This Orthodontic Problem with Braces

Posted by:  Admin
13th November, 2020

In an overbite, the upper front teeth vertically overlap the lower front teeth. Most persons have slight overbite of about 2 – 4mm, but when it exceeds this, it is a severe overbite, and it becomes an issue that is why most persons opt for Invisalign to treat overbite.

Severe overbites, sometimes called deep bites, can affect a person’s health, smile and appearance and this make the condition less desirable.

Effect of Overbites

Severe overbites may result in the following.

  • The recession of the chin which makes your face appear rounder and shorter
  • It may cause the upper teeth to look prominent and long
  • If the overbite makes you bite into your soft tissues, it could cause recession of the gums, and this may lead to tooth loss and gum disease
  • If the overbite causes you to bite onto other teeth forcefully, it could fracture or erode the enamel
  • If the overbite results make the teeth not to bite together properly, it may cause difficulty in chewing
  • Overbites may also make pronunciations of certain sounds difficult
  • Protruding front teeth increases the risk of accidental injury, especially if you engage in contact sports.

Some people mistake overbite for overjet, but an overjet is a condition where the upper front teeth horizontally protrude past the lower teeth. Some people have both overjet and overbite.

Causes of Overbites

The main cause of overbite is, having a lower jaw which is shorter than the average jaw size. Overbites are usually hereditary, so if one or both your parents or your siblings have an overbite, you would likely have an overbite.

Some childhood habits, like sucking the thumb and excessive use of a pacifier, also contribute to making overbites severe.

Braces for Overbite

If you want to straighten overbite, you can undergo any of the available orthodontic treatment to realign your teeth and jaw.

You can correct your overbite using different treatments like removable or fixed braces. In some severe overbite cases, jaw surgery may be the best course of treatment.

Invisalign for Overbites

Invisalign is one of the most popular treatment options for correcting an overbite. Invisalign to fix overbite uses a series of clear plastic aligners custom-made for each patient. The clear aligners help to straighten the teeth and realign the jaws discreetly. The nature of Invisalign makes it a desirable treatment option for most persons.

Invisalign aligners are removable, and it offers you the advantage of being able to remove the aligners to eat and drink anything. With Invisalign aligners, there are no eating restrictions and all you need to do, is take out the aligners first before eating, but you need to wear the aligners for at least 20 – 22 hours each day for the aligners to be effective.

Keeping the teeth clean during Invisalign treatment is also easy as you can take out the aligners to brush and floss normally. You also get to avoid gum diseases, tooth decay and other dental issues during your Invisalign treatment by cleaning your teeth and the aligners, which is relatively easy.

If you want to correct your overbite, please get in touch to arrange a free no-obligation consultation with our Invisalign providers at Museum Dental Suites. You can call us now on 020 7183 0886.

 


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