March 23rd, 2015
A GORGEOUS SMILE IS more than six straight front teeth. A beautiful smile includes facial balance, an esthetic profile, ideal lip posture, and straight front teeth that contact.
The most common orthodontic complaint, teeth that stick-out “overjet” in the horizontal direction, requires careful orthodontic analysis.
Overbite + Overjet Can Cause Severe Problems
When “overbite” (front teeth overlapped in the vertical direction) is combined with excessive overjet, an impinging bite occurs. Lower teeth contact the roof of the mouth. Left untreated, this deep bite will produce severe tooth and gum problems.
There are several treatment options to reduce excessive overjet and overbite:
- growth modification
- elastic wear
- tooth extraction
- orthognathic surgery
Orthodontists Treat Your Whole Face
Your initial photo can be morphed to show you the predicted facial changes with each treatment option.
Your orthodontist will carefully analyze your profile X-ray to produce a customized treatment plan to improve your bite, profile, and dental health. Orthodontists treat faces, not only teeth.
Questions? Give Us A Call
This case was treated by Board Certified Orthodontist Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca of Gorczyca Orthodontics, Antioch, California.
If you have questions about overjet and overbite, call us at (925) 757-9000 or visit us at www.clubbraces.com.