What is an Overbite?
Overbites happen when the upper front teeth protrude over the lower front teeth.
An overbite can often be a problem with crooked teeth when the person’s teeth and jaws are not lining up correctly.
What Happens If I Don’t Treat It?
Many people don’t know that they have an overbite, as they believe their condition is not serious enough to seek dental care.
This could also be because other cases of overbites are too minor to be noticeable.
Untreated overbites may result in the following dental problems:
- Bottom front teeth may damage the gums above the top front teeth
- Speech difficulties
- May cause jaw problems
- Unattractive appearance
What We Can Do at EK Dental Surgery
For Children and Teenagers
Removal of temporary teeth to give space for permanent teeth to grow in straight
Growth modification device – position the jaw properly
Braces – align the teeth to correct the overbite and the jaw
Retainers – a device used after any orthodontic treatment that helps keep the teeth in position
Braces – move teeth to fix an overbite
Teeth Extraction – we try to avoid this procedure but will do this in very serious cases to allow the teeth to move
Surgery – jaw problems for bone-type overbite cases can only be fixed with surgery for older patients
Benefits of Overbite Treatments
- Straighter teeth and better bite
- More attractive smile and improved facial features
- Healthier teeth and gums
Visit your Glen Waverley Dentist
Overbite must be fixed right away. It’s never too late to fix your bite and your smile.
For any bite problems, don’t hesitate to see your Glen Waverley dentist immediately.
To know more about the causes and effects of overbite on your oral health, visit your Glen Waverley dentist today here at EK Dental Surgery.
Our top-notch orthodontics treatments offer high-quality solutions to various factors that affect your smile and the aesthetics of your teeth.
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EK Dental Surgery offers a wide variety of preventative and cosmetic dental procedures for children, seniors, and everyone in between!
We are a team of dedicated dentists and staff working to provide the best care possible.
At EK Dental Surgery, we can help you achieve tip-top dental health and a movie-star smile!
EK Dental Surgery is conveniently located on Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.
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We are located at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.