Types of Orthodontic Treatment
How exactly do dental professionals recommend how to fix overjet teeth? Proper treatment and correction of your overjet will depend on various factors, including your health history, along with its severity and the underlying cause.
Keep in mind that, as mentioned above, many who have overjet will not need any treatment at all depending on its severity and the recommendation of your dental professional. Many of these treatments may require the help of a specialist called an orthodontist who’s specially trained to address overjet and its symptoms.
There are typically four approaches to treating overjet:
- Orthodontics alone: If your overjet occurs due to improperly aligned or positioned teeth, orthodontics may be enough to correct your condition.
- Orthodontics plus extraction: This common choice includes removing some of your teeth (your maxillary top premolars) and repositioning the affected teeth to a better angle.
- Orthodontics plus tooth replacement: This approach widens the space where your missing teeth would have occupied and lengthens your mandibular arch.
- Orthodontics plus corrective jaw surgery: If you have a large amount of overjet from an underdeveloped mandibular arch, your dental professional may recommend surgery to correct your jaw and alleviate its severity.
The orthodontic interventions used can vary, so it’s best to consult your dental professional for their expert opinion on the best solution for your individual health and appearance. Overjet doesn't always require treatment; some of the decision could rest on how it affects your appearance and confidence. You're now prepared to make an informed decision on your overjet and its treatment.