By Aspen Dental
Can Braces Fix an Overbite?
If you or your child has an overbite, you may be looking for methods that will reverse it. There are several different kinds of braces that can fix an overbite, depending on the severity of the overbite.
Overbites can be caused by bad dental habits in childhood, like tongue-thrusting, nail-biting, thumb-sucking or using a pacifier for too long. If your child has developed an overbite as a result of these habits, it’s best to address and treat the overbite as soon as their teeth are fully developed. Otherwise, they could face other dental health problems in the future, including trouble speaking, chewing, and breathing, gum disease, jaw pain, and tooth decay.
Metal braces are the most common kind of braces that can fix an overbite and they are very effective. They can also fix crooked, crowded, or over-spaced teeth. They consist of stainless-steel brackets connected by metal wires.
Clear plastic aligners are another option to correct an overbite. They are best for mild overbites and teeth misalignment. Because they are less noticeable than metal braces, they are a popular choice among adults.
Lingual braces can also fix an overbite. They are similar to traditional metal braces because they are also made of metal brackets and wires, but they are cemented to the inner surfaces of your teeth rather than the outer surfaces. This makes them another great option if you would like a less obvious solution for your overbite.
Visit us at Aspen Dental of Cache Valley for more advice on how to fix yours or your child’s overbite. We will help you find the best option.