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The Importance of Correcting your Overbite from Epsom Dental Care

by | Oct 15, 2020 | Orthodontics

What is an Overbite?

Overbites happen when the upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth. Oftentimes, an overbite can appear to be a problem with crooked teeth when, in fact, the person’s teeth and jaws are not lining up correctly.

Overbites are easier to correct in children and teenagers since their jaws are still developing.

A lot of people don’t realise that they have an overbite, as they believe their condition is not serious enough to seek dental attention. This could also be because other cases of overbites are so minor to be noticeable.

What Happens If I Don’t Treat It?

Untreated overbites may lead to the following dental problems:

  1. Bottom 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 Teenagers

  • Removal of baby teeth to make room for permanent teeth to grow in straight
  • Growth modification device – helps to position the jaw
  • Braces – move the teeth to correct the overbite as well as the jaw
  • Retainers – a device used after braces that help to keep the teeth in place

For Adults

  • Braces – move the teeth to fix an overbite
  • Teeth extraction – dentists try to avoid this procedure but will do this in very severe cases to allow the teeth to move
  • Surgery – jaw problems for bone-type overbites can only be corrected with surgery for adults

Benefits of Treating Overbites

  • Straighter teeth and better bite
  • More attractive smile & improved facial appearance
  • Healthier teeth and gums

Overbite must be fixed as soon as possible. It’s never too late to correct your bite and your smile.

For any bite problems or malocclusions, don’t hesitate to see your dentist immediately.

To know more about the causes and effects of overbite to your oral health, visit your Belmont WA dentist today here at Epsom Dental Care.

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 enjoyable for you as possible.

We are here to answer any of your questions and ensure that you have a healthy and beautiful smile.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Belmont WA

If you have any questions about our services, we are happy to answer them and also schedule you an appointment. Contact us today at (08) 9478 2349.

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

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