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Overbite Correction – for the Masculine Chiseled Chin.

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Published on Aug 11, 2013

Because overbite correction is now possible without grinding down healthy teeth younger people are getting treatment. No braces or surgery is needed and the treatment is completed in just weeks.

Dr. Sam Muslin's Video Info: "Using the exclusive VENLAY® restorations, combined with Face Lift Dentistry® treatment, the patient's facial profile improved, his bite is corrected and his entire face is permanently supported. This is not possible with porcelain veneers. None of his teeth had to be ground down as his natural tooth structure was preserved. This is the miracle of advanced high tech dentistry that has an enormous benefit to the patient's health and self-esteem. Watch this patient explain how this treatment transformed his life. Full Case Study at: http://www.faceliftdentistry.com/over..."

Can Braces Fix An Overbite?
There are many different levels of an overbite, or malocclusion, of the teeth. An overbite occurs when the top teeth overlap the bottom teeth vertically, and the teeth do not match up, causing all types of trouble with their bite patterns. While malocclusion is relatively straightforward, it does require some sort of intervention and will not sort itself out on its own. Braces are the most called-upon option to solve an overbite, and they can even help prevent secondary issues down the road if the overbite isn’t taken care of.

What Causes an Overbite?
Malocclusion can be caused by a variety of factors such as heredity, the different growth rates of your child’s teeth, or it could be caused by habits. Bad habits during childhood that can cause an overbite are things such as using a pacifier too long, drinking from a bottle or nursing past the age of three, and also learned habits such as tongue-thrusting, thumb sucking or chewing on erasers or even biting their nails. All of these habits tend to push the top teeth out and will cause them to overlap the bottom teeth if they happen enough and if the child is aggressive enough in their movements.

How Can Braces Fix an Overbite?
Most people, when they think of braces, think of the silver metal brackets and wires that attach to the front of your teeth, possibly with elastic bands to help keep them stable. Typical braces are manipulated by the orthodontist over time in order to match the front and bottom teeth together in a way that will fix the malocclusion, or bite problem. Overbite is normally diagnosed around your child’s sixth year, and your dentist or orthodontist will be able to let you know if it is likely that your child will need braces in the future. Somewhere between the years of eight and thirteen, your child will be fitted with braces, which they will wear anywhere from 1-3 years. During this period, expect to have them visit the orthodontist around every six weeks, to have their braces adjusted and tightened to keep the teeth moving in the proper position.

Why is Fixing an Overbite Important?
An overbite condition can cause a variety of challenges, even though it is a relatively common condition. Some of the problems that can be caused by an overbite include gum disease, tooth loss, tooth decay, jaw problems and speech impediments. Children and adults can also experience problems such as abnormal wear on their teeth, chipping of the enamel of their teeth and other problems such as chewing or biting correctly. Fixing these problems will ensure that your child has a long and healthy smile and will fully enjoy life and not be burdened or embarrassed about speech problems, an unattractive smile, or other dental hygiene issues.

Types of Orthodontics for Overbite
Traditional braces involve metal brackets and wires that affix to the front of the teeth, and which are tightened on a regular schedule such as every six weeks. You will need to have your child visit their orthodontist in order to get their braces tightened if this is the direction that you go in for orthodontic alignment of their malocclusion. There are also options such as clear aligners, the most popular being Invisalign. These clear retainer-type options help your child keep a very mild overbite in place, and may help fix a slight overbite, however, they are not recommended for serious or severe cases of overbite because they are not as strong as traditional metal brackets and wires.

Why Treat An Overbite Early
Most orthodontists agree that treating a child on or before their 13th birthday is preferable, as that is when their jaws are actively growing. Being able to affect change during this critical growth period can save the child from having more difficult, painful and expensive procedures further along in life.

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