The Importance of Correcting your Overbite from Port Macquarie Dental Centre

by Oct 15, 2020Family Dentist in Port Macquarie

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 Port Macquarie dentist today here at Port Macquarie Dental Centre.

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

Port Macquarie Dental Centre Cares!

Port Macquarie Dental Centre is small inviting practice conveniently located at 38 Buller Street, Port Macquarie.

We are close to the town centre, but far enough away to avoid hustle, bustle, or overcrowding.

We also offer onsite car parking for your convenience. Also, for your convenience, we offer weekday hours until 6 pm.

Our focus is on prevention of dental issues and creating a healthy mouth that supports dental and general health.

Orthodontics Promotion in Port Macquarie
Invisalign Treatment for $7499
Fastbraces Treatment for $4999

Call us on (02) 6583 1711 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 38 Buller St in Port Macquarie.

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