The Importance of Correcting your Overbite from Captivate Dental
Overbites happen when the upper teeth stick out over the lower teeth.
Overbites are easier to correct in younger patients since their jaws are still developing.
Many people don’t think that they have an overbite, as they believe their condition is not serious enough to seek dental attention.
If left untreated, overbites may result in the following dental problems:
- Lower front teeth may harm the gums above the upper front teeth
- Speech impediments
- May cause jaw problems
- Unattractive smile
Treatment for Children and Teenagers
Extraction of baby teeth to give space for permanent teeth to grow straight
Growth modification – helps to position the jaw properly
Braces – move the teeth to correct the bite
Retainers – used after orthodontic treatment that help to keep the teeth in place
Treatment for Adults
Braces – move the teeth to fix the bite
Teeth Extraction – done in very severe cases to allow the teeth to move
Oral Surgery – jaw problems for bone-type overbites can only be corrected with oral surgery
Benefits of Treating Overbites
- Straighter teeth and bite
- More attractive smile and improved appearance
- Healthier teeth and gums
For bite problems, don’t hesitate to see your dentist immediately.
To know more about the overbites, visit your Moorabbin dentist today here at Captivate Dental.
Our top-notch orthodontics treatments offer high-quality solutions to factors that affect your smile and the aesthetics of your teeth.
Complete Dental Care in Moorabbin!
Captivate Dental is conveniently located in Moorabbin near Brighton (near Kingston City Hall and Moorabbin Station).
We provide the highest quality care and enable patients to make informed choices. Our competent, caring staff provides value through excellent diagnostic skills and efficient use of the best quality materials.
Captivate Dental offers a wide variety of preventative and cosmetic dental treatment for kids, seniors, and everyone between!
For patients with busy schedules, we offer Saturday hours as well as late visits on Wednesday (by appointment only).
Free Consultation for Orthodontics
We are located at 46 Station Street in Moorabbin.