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The Importance of Correcting your Overbite from Epsom Dental Care

by | Oct 15, 2022 | Orthodontics

What is an Overbite?

Overbites are present when the upper teeth stick out too far beyond the lower teeth.

How do I treat and correct an overbite?

Many people don’t think they have an overbite, as they assume their condition is not serious enough for them to seek dental attention.

This could also be because some cases of overbites are too minor to be noticeable.

Untreated overbites may lead to the following problems:

  1. Lower front teeth may harm the gums above the top front teeth
  2. Speech impediments
  3. May cause jaw problems
  4. Unattractive smile

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

For Adults

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 Orthodontic Treatments

  • Straighter teeth and aligned bite
  • A more attractive smile and facial appearance
  • Healthier teeth and gums

Overbites need to be corrected as soon as possible. It’s never too late to correct your bite and your smile.

Visit your Belmont WA dentist at Epsom Dental Care for bite alignment problems.

Our top-notch orthodontics treatments offer high-quality solutions to various factors that affect your smile and the aesthetics of your teeth.

Epsom Dental Care and your Dental Health

At Epsom Dental Care, we know that going to the dentist is not everyone’s favourite activity, but we will make it as pleasant as possible for you.

We are here to answer all your inquiries and ensure that your smile is healthy and attractive.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Belmont WA

We are happy to answer any inquiries and help you arrange an appointment if you have any.

Contact us today at (08) 9478 2349.

We are located at 5/132 Epsom Ave in Belmont WA.

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