Overbites happen when your upper teeth stick out over your lower teeth. The medical term is a malocclusion. While an overbite can sometimes be a problem like crooked teeth, it can also big a bigger problem, such as your jaws and teeth not lining up.
Interestingly, overbites are often hereditary, and some people are born with malformed jaws that continue to develop unevenly.
The good news is that you can correct an overbite, even as an adult. That means you can have your teeth realigned so you feel more confident and look sensational. Best of all, there are several discreet orthodontic solutions for adults.
Clear aligners, or Invisalign, is a popular orthodontic solution for image-conscious adults. The almost invisible aligners can correct anything from mildly protruding or crooked teeth to more serious overbites.
With this option, we’ll provide you with a series of aligners that you can remove when you eat and drink. You must wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day for two weeks at a time. You can then progress to the next tray in your treatment series.
The aligners adjust your teeth as you wear them.
Lingual Braces for Overbites
Lingual braces for overbite correction are also an excellent option for adults. Deep overbites can often be corrected with these braces, that fit onto the back of your teeth, making them invisible to anyone else.
Overbite Correction Surgery
In severe overbite cases, you may need surgery to correct both the teeth and jaw relationships before braces can be bonded to your teeth.
While deep overbites are best addressed when you’re still growing, we can address adult orthodontic malocclusions with the help of discreet treatments.
If your overbite causes issues, it’s time to book an appointment to discuss the best treatment for you. Even as an adult, the best way to prevent dental issues from occurring is to make sure you seek out individual treatment.
Book a consultation today at Geoffrey Wexler Orthodontist in Melbourne.