Overbite correction

Overbite correction in Knoxville & Seymour

An overbite is an excessive overlap between the top and bottom teeth. While some overlay is needed to eat and speak properly, too much space or covering can lead to several problems down the road.

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What can cause an overbite?

Overbites can be the result of several different factors:

  • Genetics: An overlap can happen simply because of the shape of an individual’s facial bones. There could be irregularities in the jawbone structure or hereditary conditions that lead to bite issues.
  • Overcrowding: Crowded teeth can result in bite problems, especially when the back molars have been under excessive wear and tear and are damaged or lost.
  • Habits: Certain practices from childhood such as thumb-sucking, prolonged use of pacifiers or bottles, and tongue thrusting can increase the chances of an overbite. Chewing on objects like pencils, hair or nails can also lead to this condition.

Why fix an overbite?

Some people may feel embarrassed about their smile, so correcting bite issues can boost self-esteem.

Overbite symptoms

An overbite can cause a lot of discomfort, not just within your mouth but for your body and mental well-being. Some of the symptoms you could experience include:

  • Persistent facial and oral pain.
  • Crowding.
  • Locking jaw.
  • Tooth loss and decay.
  • Headaches.
  • Speech impairment.
  • Oral diseases.
  • Chewing issues.
  • Oral hygiene difficulties.

Why choose Langford Orthodontics for overbite correction?

We care about those we serve. We strive to provide each patient with the care and treatments they need to improve their oral health and create the smile they’ve always dreamed of. We are proud to offer overbite correction in Knoxville and Seymour so we can help you achieve the best quality of life possible.

When you need overbite correction, trust Langford Orthodontics to care for your unique situation. Schedule a free consultation today and begin your journey to a healthy and beautiful smile!