Did you know that an overbite can affect your overall health? It can lead to TMJ, migraines, and bad posture! If you’re looking to fix your overbite before and after braces but don’t know where to start, read on for more information about common causes of overbites and how to treat them with braces! An overbite is caused by the top teeth extending beyond the bottom teeth when the mouth is closed, while an underbite has the bottom teeth extending past the top teeth.
A guide on how to fix an overbite
Those who have ever had braces can tell you that it’s not always easy to fix an overbite. But there are many different options available, and a lot of people turn to orthodontic surgery when all else fails. However, underbite braces can also be incredibly effective. There are many reasons you might want or need to get rid of your overbite and these braces make it easier than ever before!
10 tips on how to get better results from your overbite braces
If you are embarrassed about your overbite, and want a solution, then you might want to consider getting fitted for overbite braces. Braces aren’t just for kids! But don’t just walk into any orthodontist office and ask for some braces; be sure that you are getting quality services by looking at these ten tips. In order to get better results from your overbite braces
Help, my back teeth are stuck together!
Many people with overbites aren’t aware of it. An overbite is when your upper teeth fit too closely together and cause a bump, or overbite, on your lower jaw. If you don’t know if you have an overbite or not, ask yourself these questions: Are my two front teeth touching when I bite down? Do I hate having pictures taken from above?
Why are there gaps between my back teeth?
I can’t chew. What should I do?
Many patients that suffer from a bite issue have severe jaw and teeth misalignment. This makes chewing difficult, as you’ll spend most of your time clenching your jaw in order to get through each meal. The result of all of that clenching is that sometimes, teeth break—and not just any tooth, but your front teeth. Your incisors (the two middle-front teeth) are particularly weak and prone to breaking if you’ve been clenching your jaw or grinding at night. If your incisors are looking a little worse for wear and you can’t chew comfortably anymore, it might be time for underbite braces or overbite braces.
No matter what I do, my overbite won’t disappear!
An overbite is a condition in which your upper teeth protrude past your lower teeth. If you’re self-conscious about it, your first impulse might be to look into braces—but even if you do get them, getting rid of your overbite with braces may not be as easy as you’d expect. The most common method for fixing an overbite involves placing removable appliances on both top and bottom jaws and moving those appliances around until they can push back enough of your top and bottom teeth that they touch evenly again. However, these braces need maintenance in order to work properly; they have to be removed at night and cleaned frequently because plaque build-up can cause tooth decay or gum disease.
After the treatment, what else should I do besides wear the rubber bands?
Once you’ve finished your treatment with rubber bands, you will likely continue wearing a retainer every night for a few months. This is essential to help keep your teeth in place as they heal and settle back into their proper positions. Braces may have changed your smile; but if you don’t wear your retainer, it could just change back.
What happens if after the treatment, my front teeth are crooked?
Even after correcting your overbite with braces, you may have some teeth that are still crooked. This can be corrected with veneers and even dental implants, depending on how severe your problem is. Ask your orthodontist about which procedure would be right for you. These treatments do not have anything to do with braces or any other orthodontic appliance and can be done immediately after finishing treatment or within a few months afterward. Keep in mind, however, that these treatments are costly so if you don’t need them there are many ways you can straighten teeth without spending a ton of money. You’ll still have perfectly straight teeth! Always seek professional advice before making any decisions about tooth alignment problems.
At times I feel something in my mouth and it hurts. What could it be?
Even though you can’t feel your braces under your gums, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check in on them from time to time. Many times a tooth with an open bracket will shift its position inside your mouth and become sore. An easy way to tell if that’s what’s going on is by noticing which teeth are sore. If it hurts more when you chew on one side of your mouth than another, it could be because of shifting brackets. Brackets should never cause severe pain—if they do then something is definitely wrong and you should see a dentist as soon as possible.
Sometimes when I am eating, I hear a clicking sound coming from somewhere. Is this normal or should I go see a dentist right away?
First of all, let me assure you that it is not normal for your teeth to click while you eat. This usually indicates that there is some sort of dental irregularity. When this happens, it’s typically not a good sign. The clicking sound typically means that one or more of your teeth are going out of alignment (or out). If you aren’t experiencing any other pain and have no risk factors, I wouldn’t worry about it too much. But if it were me, I would make sure I saw a dentist as soon as possible. Dental irregularities can be very painful and may lead to larger problems down the road if left untreated.