Overbites are very common orthodontic issues, but the JK Orthodontics team is here to help you or your child by correcting smiles for life!
One of the most common dental misalignments that orthodontic patients experience is an overbite. An overbite occurs when an individual’s upper front teeth cover their lower front teeth a little bit more than they’re supposed to, and this is something that most people experience!
Even if you or your child’s overbite is relatively minor and less noticeable, it’s still important to have it corrected through orthodontic treatment with the help of the JK Orthodontics team. Improving the overall appearance of your smile is one thing that you’ll obtain with orthodontic treatment, but you can also be more rest assured that correcting an overbite will also prevent many different types of dental problems.
So whether you have an overbite as a teenager or as an adult, the following three reasons are why you shouldn’t ignore it:
1. Your Front Teeth Will Be Prone To Injury
Although literally everyone is at a certain risk of experiencing cracks, chips and a loss of front teeth simply due to the inherent dangers of athletics and the world itself, individuals with an overbite are at a much higher risk of experiencing this type of dental trauma.
Protruding front teeth are always more vulnerable to severe damage in sports injuries and all sorts of accidents, but the good news is that proper orthodontic treatment can eliminate these increased risks by strengthening an individual’s teeth and realigning smiles to a proper positioning.
2. Your Back Teeth May Suffer From A Misaligned Bite
It’s important to understand that all of your teeth must work together in order for you to have a beautiful, healthy smile. If you have any sort of misalignment or dental problems in one area of your mouth, then this issue will likely have a ripple effect towards other problematic areas.
When it comes to an overbite, many people will also simultaneously experience misaligned bites and issues with their back teeth. This essentially means that your back molars won’t be meeting each other in the proper way that they should.
3. Overbites Can Indicate Jaw Development Problems
Another correlating issue associated with an overbite is an individual’s lower jaw developing differently than their upper jaw. It can also be a sign that you or your child’s lower jawbone is smaller than their upper jawbone.
Jaw growth unevenness can lead to a whole array of serious dental issues, which is why it’s so important to go through orthodontic treatment and ensure proper jaw alignment from an early age.
Some orthodontic solutions will include traditional braces, Line-M-Up™ or in some serious cases oral surgery.
How Can An Untreated Overbite Detrimentally Affect An Individuals Dental Health?
Although minor overbites may not cause any noticeable/significant issues, an overbite is always directly connected to dental misalignment. So this subsequently means that every untreated overbite is an untreated misalignment, which can lead to many dental health problems like:
- Gum disease
- Speech problems
- Chewing pains
- Cavities & tooth decay
- Jaw pain or temporomandibular disorder (TMJ)
- Breathing problems
- And much more…
It’s Time To Fix Your Overbite With The Help Of The JK Orthodontics Team!
If you or your child is suffering from an overbite, then you can count on the JK Orthodontics team to help you navigate your best treatment options and put you in the right direction towards a healthy, aligned smile that will last a lifetime.
Reach out to us online or call us at 614-766-0330 (Dublin office) or 614-471-6355 (Gahanna office) to get in touch with us and learn more about how we can correct you or your child’s overbite for good!