What Are Overbites?
Overbites develop when the upper front teeth protrude over the lower teeth. Many people have a tiny overbite that does not impact their dental health.
The Problem with Overbites
Overbites can cause severe dental problems, along with emotional issues that can come from lowered self-esteem. Some problems that overbites can cause include:
- Strained jaw and jaw muscles
- Issues with eating and chewing
- Speech impediments like a lisp
- Enamel erosion that can create cavities and gum disease
- Risk of damage to front teeth
- Gum damage from protruding teeth
There are several options when it comes to treatment, including Invisalign.
How Invisalign Can Help Treat Overbites
Invisalign can fix crooked, protruding, and misaligned bites through a series of clear plastic aligners. This orthodontic treatment gently shifts teeth into position with removable aligners. These aligners are worn for 22 hours out of the day, and they are changed out every two weeks. The treatment length of time depends on the severity and complexity of the patient's case.
Invisalign can treat mild to moderate cases of overbite with a customized smile treatment plan.
Your orthodontic dentists in Medina, OH will be able to determine if this is a suitable procedure during your dental check-up and exam.
Are You Ready to Fix Your Overbite?
Over time, an overbite that causes pain or dental health issues will need to be addressed and treated before things get worse. At Sinick Family Dental, your dentists, Dr. Christopher Sinick and Dr. Jessica Sinick, can design an individual smile makeover plan to enhance and improve the layout of your teeth.