The Importance of Correcting your Overbite from VIP Dental Clinic Miranda

by | Oct 15, 2020 | Family Dentists in Miranda

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 Miranda dentist today here at VIP Dental Clinic Miranda.

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

Excellent Dental Health in Miranda

At VIP Dental Clinic Miranda, our dentists have the skills and training in the management of your dental concerns.

Our clinic is also fully fitted with state-of-the-art technology that enables us to respond quickly to dental emergencies and conduct last-minute surgeries when necessary.

Always keep your Miranda dentist‘s phone number handy; you never know when an emergency may occur.

We have flexible hours during the week and also open every Saturday. We will also do our best to see you on the same day if you have an emergency.

We’re looking forward to having you at VIP Dental Clinic Miranda.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Miranda

Call us on (02) 9531 1312 or booking your appointment online.

We are located at 11/468-472 Kingsway in Miranda.

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