Overbites generally develop in childhood and can either be genetic due to long-term habits or both.

These habits include tongue thrusting, too much pacifier use, and finger or thumb sucking.

Other complications of untreated overbites include:

  • Difficulties chewing, speaking, and swallowing
  • Severe headaches and discomfort
  • Crooked teeth and structural mouth changes
  • Low self-esteem

Overbite Treatment Options

Correction with Braces

The process involves attaching metal brackets to the teeth. The brackets then connect with wire to straighten misaligned or crowded teeth.

Clear Aligners for Overbites

Clear aligners may fix mild to moderate overbites by applying constant pressure to the teeth. The pressure gradually moves the teeth into a better position, which also helps with the teeth’ straightening.

Overbite Surgery (Jaw Surgery)

A jaw surgery would reposition the jaw when braces or clear aligners are not enough to correct it.

Surgery corrects the relationship between the upper and lower jawbones. It also realigns the jaws and teeth to improve how they function. These corrections may also improve your smile and facial appearance.

Visit your Forster Dentist Today!

Overbites must be fixed as early as possible.

For any bite problems or malocclusions, don’t hesitate to see your dentist immediately.

To know more about the causes and effects of overbite on your oral health, visit your Forster dentist today here at Forster Dental Centre.

Your Local Dentist in Forster

At Forster Dental Centre, we provide each patient with the care that allows them to maintain healthy teeth and a beautiful smile for life!

We offer an extensive range of dental services from preventative dentistry to restorative dental options along with the latest in cosmetic dentistry solutions for straighter and whiter teeth.

We pride ourselves on listening to the needs and concerns of all our patients and aim to provide you with the personalised attention you and your family deserves.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Forster

Call us on (02) 6555 5554 or book your appointment online here.

We are located at 1st Floor Forster Tower, 12 Wallis St in Forster.

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