What is an Overbite?
This is a common problem where the upper teeth are positioned more forward than the bottom teeth, thus giving it the appearance of “bucked teeth”.
Many factors contribute to an overbite, including genetics, thumb sucking, trauma to the chin, the early loss of lower baby teeth, etc.
If left untreated, overbites may lead to the following dental problems:
- Bottom front teeth may harm the gums above the top front teeth
- Speech impediments
- May cause jaw problems
- Unattractive smile and overall appearance
Overbite Correction Treatments in Fortitude Valley
Some habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting can contribute to malocclusion because the thumb pushes the upper front teeth and bone forward.
Some of the likely treatments for overbites include:
Invisalign clear aligners to slowly and discreetly move the teeth and jaw to their correct position.
Braces to slowly move the teeth and jaw to the correct position.
Teeth removal for children and teens to create room for the adult teeth to grow straight.
Oral surgery to correct severe jaw problems in adults.
For any bite problems, don’t hesitate to see your dentist immediately.
To know more about the causes and effects of overbite to your oral health, visit your Fortitude Valley dentist today here at Precision Dental.
Our top-notch orthodontics treatments offer high-quality solutions to various factors that affect your smile and the aesthetics of your teeth.
Dental Health at Precision Dental!
At Precision Dental, we provide the finest and best ethical care, giving patients the chance to make fully informed decisions regarding their course of treatment.
The three fundamental principles that underlie our practice are honesty, patient comfort, and quality.
To support these principles, we begin treatment by building strong relationships with our patients. We are open, honest, and non-biased. We accept no substandard materials, shortcuts, or unhappy surprises.
Patient comfort is another crucial aspect of our values that contribute to the dentist-patient relationship. At Precision Dental, we know the dental experience can be overwhelming for some individuals.
To alleviate these anxieties, we provide gentle, patient-oriented care, that uses modern technologies, tools, and techniques.
Dr Bill Choi has over 15 years of experience and is registered with the Dental Board of Australia. He is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Implant Dentistry, and the Australian Association of Laser Dentistry.
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We are located at S13, HQ South Tower, 520 Wickham St in Fortitude Valley.