Orthodontic Treatment to Fix an Overbite

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Overbites can get in the way of a lot of things, so most people turn to orthodontic treatment as a way to fix them. However, there is much to consider when receiving orthodontic treatment in order to fix any oral issues one might have.

In this article, we outline how orthodontic treatment can fix an overbite. There are a few different orthodontic treatments available that someone can undergo in order for their alignment to be fixed. Being aware of these can be helpful when considering all of the options that exist.

Orthodontic treatment for overbites

Keep reading to find out what orthodontic treatment can do for an overbite. Below, we list the three most popular options that someone can consider when trying to have their overbite fixed.

1. Invisalign®

Through the use of these clear aligners, a person’s jaw can be shifted to fix the overbite. Elastic bands, referred to as Precision Cuts, are also commonly used to attach the aligners so that there is more pressure forcing the jaw forward. Most people think that Invisalign is used just to straighten teeth, but it can also correct an overbite.

2. Braces

Traditional braces are used most commonly for straightening the teeth. But after the teeth are straight, the overbite is focused on. Springs, coils and rubber bands will be used to attach the top portion of braces to the bottom so that the overbite slowly gets corrected. Traditional braces can make oral hygiene more difficult, but it is commonly used when correcting an overbite.

3. Surgery

Some severe overbites require work on the jawbone itself to be done. The jaw may have to be repositioned in order for the overbite to be fixed. In these scenarios, surgery can alter the jawbone so that the overbite is taken back and corrected. Surgery is only necessary for very extreme scenarios in which an orthodontic specialist and oral surgeon would have to work together.

How orthodontic treatment can help

Depending on the chosen orthodontic treatment, a person’s overbite can be pulled back so that the top part of the teeth align with the bottom. There are two types of overbites: Horizontal and vertical.

Horizontal overbites occur when there are teeth that jut out in front of the bottom teeth
Vertical overbites occur when the top set of teeth overlap with the bottom set, causing an uneven bite

Through surgery, Invisalign or traditional braces, overbites can be fixed.

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