Overbite, also called anterior crossbite, occurs when your upper teeth overlap your lower teeth in the front of your mouth and cause an indentation on your lips when you smile. While braces may help with some cases of overbite. It’s important to consult with your orthodontist before getting treatment to make sure that they are right for you. In this article, we’ll discuss three ways overbite braces can be used to treat different types of overbites and how you can find out if braces will work for you.

Underlying Factors


Orthodontic braces are used to address a variety of teeth issues, including crowding, spacing, overbites and underbites. But what do you do if your teeth aren’t in such bad shape—but you still want a more attractive smile that’s not being ruined by an overbite or some other dental condition? That’s where non-orthodontic braces come in. If you’re looking for a way to change your smile without having to undergo orthodontic treatment, here are three reasons why non-orthodontic (also known as overbite) braces might be right for you

The Difference Between Treatment Options


If you have an overbite, you’re not alone. In fact, it’s estimated that more than half of all adults have some degree of crowding and misalignment in their teeth. While most people can manage to get by with brushing and flossing, many will eventually find they need a little help from dental braces. The good news is there are many different types of orthodontic treatments available, each designed to correct different problems. Whether you have overcrowded teeth or something else going on (like an underbite), know that there are options for fixing your smile! Here’s a quick overview about three common treatment types.

Dental Orthodontics vs. Cosmetic Dentistry


What’s in a Name? : A common misconception is that orthodontics is strictly used to fix problems with your bite, such as an overbite. While that’s true, orthodontic treatment can also be used for cosmetic purposes, such as getting rid of crowded teeth or fixing misshapen bites. That may seem confusing – why would you want your dentist to fix something that isn’t actually broken? The truth is, many dental patients are unhappy with their smiles even though their bite and jaw alignment are perfectly fine. To fix those problems, orthodontic treatment may be all they need.

Common Concerns About Orthodontic Treatments


It’s difficult to say whether overbite braces or bite plates would be best in your case. Because your specific anatomy will play a major role in treatment selection. Your orthodontist can analyze your situation and help you determine which option is best suited to help you improve your bite. There are two ways you can fix an overbite: 1) Orthognathic surgery, 2) Orthodontics. Orthognathic surgery is more invasive, but offers much quicker results; whereas braces are more conservative, but also take longer to show results. Both orthodontics and orthognathic surgery have their benefits and drawbacks depending on what you’re looking for in a treatment plan.

How to Choose a Treatment Option


The first step to correcting an overbite is choosing a treatment option. Many people don’t realize that there are actually two treatment options available, depending on your level of severity: you can choose between braces and invisalign. For mild to moderate cases, braces work better because they give you immediate results; however, if you want a long-term solution or have other health conditions that prevent you from undergoing orthodontic treatments, then invisalign is a great option. If you’re unsure what kind of treatment to go with. Consider visiting our office so we can evaluate your situation in person and help determine which treatment would be best for your needs. Remember: consult with an orthodontist before deciding on a specific course of action!

Understanding Invisalign vs. Traditional Braces


They are very different from each other. Traditional braces use metal wires and brackets to bring your teeth into alignment. Invisalign uses a series of aligners you wear to slowly move your teeth into place. But there are lots of differences between traditional braces and Invisalign, too! The biggest difference is that with Invisalign, you change trays every two weeks (or less!). While wearing traditional braces requires more frequent changes, sometimes up to four times per day. Both types of treatments can be really successful at treating an overbite—but only you can decide which is right for you!

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