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Overbite Correction in Prescott

Overbite is a common condition when the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth more than usual. If left untreated, it can lead to many other dental concerns like jaw pain, tooth wear, and difficulties with speaking, eating, and breathing. If you have questions or believe that you have an overbite, give our office a call at (928) 641-4000.

Overbite Solutions

The first step in correcting overbite is to start with a dental exam. The dentist will use X-rays, impressions, and other tools to determine the severity of the condition and the best treatment options for you.

There are many different orthodontic solutions for correcting an overbite:

  1. Braces- This is the most common way to fix an overbite. The braces apply pressure and gradually move the teeth to correct the overbite.
  2. Clear aligners- For mild to moderate cases, clear aligners can be an effective and discrete solution.
  3. Removable appliances- In some cases, removable appliances can be used to help guide the growth of the jaw and help fix the overbite. This can a most common solution for children.
For severe overbites, especially for adults, orthognathic surgery may be the solution. This would entail surgically repositioning the jaw to get the best alignment. Post-treatment care is very important to help keep the best results from the overbite correction procedure. This may include wearing retainers. The dentist will be sure to go over any specific instructions at your appointment.

Common Myths

Myth: Overbite correction is purely for aesthetic reasons.
Fact: There is more to the overbite correction than just improving aesthetics. The procedure is important for preventing dental complications and improving bite functionality and overall oral health.

Myth: Treatment always requires surgery.
Fact: Usually, surgery is used only in severe cases. Most overbites can be treated with orthodontics, like braces or aligners.

Myth: Overbite correction is a lengthy and painful process.
Fact: The technology in dental has improved significantly. This has made the correction of overbites more effective and comfortable. How long it takes and how comfortable it is will depend on each specific case. The dentist will be going over the specifics of your case in the consult.

Correcting an overbite is an important step for your oral health. If you have questions or believe that you have an overbite, give our office a call at (928) 641-4000.

Frequently Asked Questions

Overbite is where the upper teeth significantly overlap the lower teeth. This is different from an underbite, which is where the lower teeth come out farther than the upper teeth. Dental overbite is one of the most common dental issues.

Overbite can be caused by many different reasons, like genetics, early loss of baby or adult teeth, thumb sucking, and the overuse of pacifiers and bottles. Overbites can also be caused by nail biting or chewing on objects.

Correcting an overbite is very important for many reasons. The overbite can lead to dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease, as well as chewing and speaking. Not treating overbite can cause jaw pain and TMJ. It is important to receive treatment for overbite as soon as you can.

There are many different options for correcting overbite. This can include braces, clear aligners, and, in some cases, jaw surgery. The specific treatment would depend on your specific case. The dentist will be able to talk to you about the right course of treatment at your appointment.

The duration of the overbite correction will depend on the type of treatment that you need. Usually, treatment can take anywhere from six months to two years, but depending on treatment, it could take longer.

Depending on the type of treatment, the procedure to correct overbite can cause some discomfort. However, this is usually temporary and can be managed with pain relievers.

Yes. It is very common to have an adult undergo overbite correction. However, treatment may take slightly longer because of the maturity of the jaw bone and teeth.

Not correcting an overbite can cause many dental issues. This can include the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, jaw pain, headaches, and difficulties with eating and speaking.

Maintaining good oral health habits is important to overbite correction. This can include brushing and flossing at least twice daily. If you have braces, please make sure that you are following the proper care instructions.

This will depend on the specific insurance provider and insurance plan. It’s best to give your insurance provider a call to get the exact details of the benefits. Our team will also be sure to help you answer any questions you may have about your benefits.

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Horizon Dental of Prescott

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919 12th Place Suite 7

Prescott, AZ 86305

(928) 641-4000

precott@horizondds.com

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