Methods Of Correction
There is no age limit for correcting an overbite. However, correction treatments are easier for children as their jaws have not fully developed.
Once you have decided to correct your or your child's teeth, the next step is to speak to your orthodontist. Your orthodontist will examine your mouth and jaw positioning to determine the treatment that best suits your or your child's teeth misalignment. During the consultation, the orthodontist will also take x-rays and teeth impressions. Here are some treatment methods they may recommend:
Dental Braces are an excellent option for straightening or fixing teeth misalignment. The type of dental braces your orthodontist may recommend will depend on the extent of your overbite. Similarly, this correction treatment duration will vary; it may range from a year to two years or even longer.
Although this is not a common treatment procedure, severe overbites might necessitate tooth extraction. Teeth removal for adults enables other teeth to move into place more easily. Your orthodontist may recommend removing baby teeth for children and teens; this creates space to allow adult/permanent teeth to erupt fully in the mouth.
If a misaligned jaw causes your overbite, surgery may be an option that can help to reposition the jaw and improve misaligned teeth.
Misaligned or crooked teeth can affect your self-confidence. Luckily, there are many corrective treatments available that can help you or your child improve your smile. Depending on the severity of your malocclusion, your orthodontist may recommend braces, teeth extraction, or surgery. There is no age limit for overbite treatment, so talk to your orthodontist to determine how you can fix your bite.