An overbite, also called an overjet, is the most common form of dental malocclusion. It occurs when the top front teeth overlap the bottom front teeth. Like other alignment issues, an overbite can affect your overall dental health as well as your ability to chew and talk. Left untreated, overbites can lead to further complications in the future; they also affect your beautiful smile!
Fortunately, overbites can be corrected, and Sanchez Dental has the experience and skills to handle this and other reconstructive dentistry tasks.
WHY CORRECT AN OVERBITE?
In a healthy mouth, a very slight overbite is natural and expected. However, a more severe or pronounced overbite can cause problems like uneven wear to enamel and issues with chewing and speaking. Overbites also affect your smile, leading to self-consciousness and problems with self-esteem for many people!
HOW ARE OVERBITES CORRECTED?
Overbite correction methods depend upon the cause and severity of your malocclusion. Orthodontic solutions like braces are a common solution. In more minor cases, veneers and other cosmetic treatments may be sufficient to improve the quality of your smile. Other options, including tooth extractions and jaw surgery, may be necessary in more severe cases.
In any case, we will begin any treatment with a thorough examination and consultation. This will allow us to get to know you and your dental history as well as understand your goals and anxieties so that we can create a treatment that will perfectly suit your needs. Contact us today to get started!
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