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 Wantirna South dentist today here at Dr Sachdeva’s dental clinic.

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

Convenient, Competent Care at Dr Sachdeva’s dental clinic

Dr Sachdeva’s dental clinic is located on Stud Road by Burwood Highway in Wantirna South. We are by public transport and offer free and convenient parking.

We offer late afternoon and early evening hours, as well as emergency treatment. You can reach us by phone or on our convenient online contact form.

If you want a dental surgery where the dentist takes time to find out your concerns and desires, and who makes decisions in consultation with you, our office is the best choice for you!

Our technology is unsurpassed, including SNAP Dental Imaging Software and “One-stop” CEREC restoration. Our training is top-notch.

We know the difference a caring staff and relaxing atmosphere can make to your dental experience, and we always take the time to get to know our patients on a personal level.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Wantirna South

Call us on (03) 9800 2338 or book your appointment online.

We are located at 287 Stud Road in Wantirna South.