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The Importance of Correcting your Overbite from Warrnambool Dental

by | Oct 15, 2020 | Orthodontics

Overbites (buck teeth or deep bite) occur when the upper jaw overlaps the lower jaw.

It is usually a difference in jawbone alignment when the lower teeth and jaw are back too far.

If left untreated, an overbite could cause significant health complications.

These include irreparable damage to teeth from abnormal positioning and possible jaw pain, including temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).

Complication of Untreated Overbites

Other overbite complications include:

  • Tooth decay including cavities, gum disease, and worn tooth enamel
  • Jaw pain
  • Severe headaches
  • Discomfort or pain while eating
  • Trouble with fully opening or closing mouth
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Trouble speaking

Overbite Correction Treatments

Invisalign clear aligners to slowly and discreetly move the teeth and jaw to their correct position.

Braces to slowly move the teeth and jaw to the correct position.

Teeth removal for children and teens to create room for the adult teeth to grow straight.

Oral surgery to correct severe jaw problems in adults.

Although malocclusions can be corrected at any age, it is recommended that bite problems be treated as soon as possible to reduce the risk of severe physical implications of having an untreated overbite.

Children should visit the dentist by the age of 7 years for early intervention.

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

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

Full Care in Warrnambool

Warrnambool Dental offers the highest calibre dental treatment in Australia. Our patients receive affordable and professional service in a comfortable, family-friendly environment.

Warrnambool Dental welcomes patients of all kinds, including pregnant or nursing women.

We provide outstanding service based on your specific dental condition, desires and expectations. We are your number one choice for dental health treatment, dental restorations, cosmetic services, and preventative expertise.

Every visit to Warrnambool Dental helps ensure long-lasting oral health and keeps you smiling for many years to come.

Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Warrnambool

Call us on (03) 5562 4433 or request your appointment online.

We are located 454A Raglan Parade, Warrnambool.