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Overbite Correction

Invisible Braces

Orthodontist located in Houston, TX

An overbite can affect your appearance and negatively impact your oral health. If you’re living with an overbite, you should consider correcting it with the orthodontic experts at Invisible Braces in the Houston Heights neighborhood of Houston, Texas. To learn more about their overbite correction services, schedule a visit with the team today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Overbite Correction Q & A

What is an overbite?

An overbite, or “buck teeth,” is a malocclusion where the front upper teeth stick out and over the lower front teeth. Mild overbites don’t always need treatment, though some people prefer to fix them for cosmetic reasons. Severe overbites, however, can cause oral health concerns.

What causes an overbite?

Overbites are most frequently caused by genetically inherited traits, like small or uneven jaws or crowded teeth. There are some behavioral factors that can lead to an overbite, though, like:

Non-nutritive sucking behavior (NNSB)

NNSB, like thumb sucking or pacifier use, is any type of sucking motion that doesn’t provide nutrition. NNSB creates a lot of pressure in the mouth, which can lead to the abnormal eruption of teeth if it continues past the age of three or four. 

Tongue thrusting

Tongue thrusting is an oral habit where you press your tongue too far forward in your mouth. It’s more common in children, but occasionally lingers into adulthood, and can sometimes develop in response to poor swallowing habits, stress, or chronically swollen adenoids or tonsils. 

Why do I need to fix my overbite?

When left untreated, an overbite can lead to several health concerns, including: 

  • Pain when chewing or biting
  • Impaired breathing or speech
  • Damage to gums and other teeth
  • Changes in your facial appearance

Even though some cases might be too minor to negatively impact oral health, some people choose to correct their overbite for cosmetic reasons. An overbite can detract from the appearance of your smile, which can hurt your confidence and self-esteem.

What are the options for overbite correction?

The team at Invisible Braces can fix your overbite with SureSmile® clear aligners. These aligners work similarly to traditional metal braces, in that they exert a small amount of pressure on your teeth that gradually pushes them into alignment. Unlike braces, however, your SureSmile aligners are comfortable, convenient, and aesthetically discreet. 

There is an orthodontist on staff at Invisible Braces who has over 30 years of experience in treating orthodontic conditions. They work with you directly to ensure that your clear aligners are effective to give you the best smile possible.

Don’t wait any longer to start your overbite treatment. Schedule a consultation with Invisible Braces today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.