A malocclusion, commonly called an overbite, can occur in children and adults. Overbites happen when the upper row of teeth extends over or overlaps the lower row. This typically happens when the teeth and jaws are misaligned due to crowded teeth or malformed or maldeveloped jaws. Overbites can be horizontal or vertical and dental or skeletal in nature. They can cause pain, headaches, tooth decay, gum disease, and problems with speaking or eating, etc. Regardless of the type or cause of overbite, your overbite can be fixed at our office in Dallas, Texas.
How to Fix an Overbite
Overbites are commonly fixed using braces. Our professionals at Ragan Orthodontics are experts in using braces to fix many different issues, no matter your age. We understand how important it is for you to have healthy, aligned teeth and jaws and, of course, a bright and amazing smile.
What are Braces?
Braces are devices used to straighten and align crowded, crooked or overlapping teeth. Traditional, lingual, ceramic, and Invisalign® braces are popular choices in Dallas, Texas. Traditional or metal braces are most commonly used to fix an overbite. These type of braces use the metal wire mechanism and are very effective.
Traditional braces are commonly used in children but are great for adults too. They can be customized to suit your needs. However, this just scratches the surface when it comes to the many types of braces we offer at our office in Dallas, Texas. During a consultation with our team of experts, you can learn more about which type is best for your situation.
At Ragan Orthodontics in Dallas, Texas, our skilled orthodontist will assess you to determine which type of braces is ideal for fixing your overbite. For your convenience, we have three offices located in the Dallas, Texas area. Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more!