What Is the Best Overbite Treatment?

a child gets braces to correct an overbite

In a proper bite, it is normal for the top teeth to extend past the bottom teeth slightly. However, about 22% of people have an overbite that is not considered normal, and about a third of those have what is regarded as a severe overbite. Any irregularity in a person’s bite can lead to problems down the line. For many adults who never had braces when they were young, seeking to correct bite issues becomes a priority when they realize the ways doing so can benefit their well-being, both dental and otherwise. Clifton and Mauney is known as a pediatric dental and orthodontic practice, but we also provide adult orthodontics in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

If you are looking for overbite treatment, reach out to us to get answers to your questions. Whether it’s for you or your child, we can provide you with good information about the best braces for overbite correction, what your options are, the cost and time commitment, and more. It’s easy to connect with us. Just submit this online form or call us at 888.339.8108. Whether you are interested in traditional or removable braces for overbite, we can help.

Overbite and Overjet

There are two kinds of bite that involve incorrect placement of upper teeth. The overbite refers to an extreme vertical distance between the front upper and lower teeth, also known as a deep bite, while an overjet is an outward protrusion of the upper teeth, sometimes referred to as buck teeth

Both of these conditions can be corrected with orthodontic treatment. Depending on the severity of the bite issue, traditional braces or Invisalign clear aligners are better.

Best Overbite Treatment

What is best means what is best for you.

Removable Braces for Overbite Treatment

For those who prefer Invisalign to correct an overbite, the benefits include:

  • There is typically less discomfort when using clear trays as opposed to orthodontist-adjusted metal or ceramic braces.
  • The ability to use mandibular advancement, which means gradual movement of the lower jaw to improve the overbite as well as the position of the chin.
  • Many people prefer Invisalign for fewer office visits, aesthetics, and removable trays for eating, brushing, and flossing.

Traditional Braces for Overbite Treatment

As you probably know, braces, either made of ceramic or metal, stay in your mouth continually throughout the duration of your treatment and are adjusted regularly by your orthodontist to steadily move teeth into their optimal position.

Reasons that traditional braces may be preferred for overbite include:

  • There is greater steadiness and consistency of pressure over time.
  • They are likely to correct significant problems in a shorter period of time.
  • Other tooth and jaw alignment issues can be addressed simultaneously more easily than with plastic aligners.

 Regardless of which method you use, after braces come off, you need to wear a retainer to maintain the alignment that has been achieved.

Contact Clifton and Mauney Today to Learn More about Overbite Treatment

Ultimately, it is up to you to consult with your orthodontist about the best braces for your overbite. Let one of our staff at Clifton and Mauney Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry go over the options with you.

Our practice is very inclusive and family-oriented. We provide compassionate care and ensure that our patients feel safe. Nothing gives us more pleasure than meeting each patient’s specific dental needs while also being thoughtful of the anxiety that is normal for some people when facing dental or orthodontic care. We will put you and your children at ease as we create the best treatment plan for an overbite or any other tooth alignment or dental care needs.

Contact us today to learn more about whether Invisalign or traditional braces are right for you. Use this form to connect, or just call 888.339.8108.