Overbite Correction with Braces & Invisalign
What is deep overbite?
Deep overbite refers to a certain kind of dental condition known as malocclusions or “bad bites.” This particular type of bad bite causes your upper teeth to overlap your bottom teeth so far that the bottom teeth make contact with your gums on the upper arch of your mouth. While it is normal to have a small overbite, a deep overbite is more pronounced and can cause problems with chewing, speaking, or breathing comfortably.
What causes a deep overbite?
If you suffer from an overbite, it may have been caused by a few different factors, or a combination of factors. Usually, a deep overbite is caused by:
- An abnormal jaw bone
- Chewing food a certain way
What are the signs of a deep overbite?
If you have a deep overbite, you may notice the following symptoms. Visit an experienced orthodontist at Diamond Braces to learn about how to fix an overbite if you experience:
- Jaw pain
- Tooth sensitivity or loosening
- Teeth grinding (bruxism)
- Problems chewing or swallowing
- Unclear speech
Can a deep overbite lead to other complications?
Patients with a deep overbite often feel their smile is not as ideal as it could be, as it usually hides the lower teeth and can even disfigure the jawline. However, cosmetic appearance isn’t the only concern if you are suffering from a deep overbite. If left untreated, a severe overbite may lead to the following possible complications:
- Poor self-esteem
- Speech impediments
- Inability to chew or bite properly
- Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)
- Poor sleep quality
How is a deep overbite diagnosed?
If you are experiencing discomfort or pain due to a deep overbite, see an orthodontist at Diamond Braces for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. A deep overbite can be diagnosed during a short office visit. During your visit, we will discuss your concerns with you and your family and then conduct a routine dental exam. This might include dental x-rays to help us examine your teeth and jaw beneath the gums. Once a deep overbite is diagnosed, your orthodontist will discuss treatment options for overbite correction with you and your family.
What are some deep overbite treatments?
If you have been diagnosed with a severe overbite, the best treatment for you will depend on the extent of the condition, its cause, and various other factors. At Diamond Braces, we have a wide variety of orthodontic treatment options for correcting an overbite.
Some of the overbite treatment options we offer include:
- Invisalign for overbite
- Braces for overbite, including metal braces, ceramic braces, and Incognito lingual braces
- Retainers for overbite
If you are experiencing symptoms of a deep overbite, contact us at Diamond Braces today. We’ll work with you and your family to educate you on the best treatment options for how to fix an overbite and get you back to smiling. Call 201.308.8181 to learn more or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment now.