Does Six Month Smile Braces Fix Overbites?

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Did you know that orthodontics can correct more than just crooked teeth? Many orthodontic treatments can also tackle overbites and underbites to guide the jawbone back into its desired position. If you’re struggling with an overbite, but don’t want to spend years in traditional metal braces, we totally understand! Luckily, there are advanced orthodontic appliances, such as Six Month Smiles® that can help you regain a proper bite in no time at all! Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of Six Month Smiles for tackling your overbite and other orthodontic issues.

What Is an Overbite?

Overbites refer to the overlapping of the top and bottom row of teeth. With overbites, the top set of teeth protrude out over the bottom set. Overbites can be caused by a variety of factors including thumb sucking, excessive pacifier use, nail biting, and TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). When caught early on, overbites are easily treatable because overall dentition is still extremely malleable and undeveloped.

Treating Overbite with Six Month Smiles

Six Month Smiles is a state-of-the-art treatment method that utilizes an advanced clear bracket and wire system to quickly and effectively reposition teeth and the jawline. Six Month Smiles can correct a variety of dental issues, including overbites and underbites. The younger a patient is, the easier it is to correct jaw positioning through Six Month Smiles. However, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for Six Month Smiles to properly correct an adult’s overbite. Six Month Smiles allows patients to subtly correct their bite alignment instead of dealing with a mouth full of metal.

Schedule Your Six Month Smiles Consultation

You shouldn’t have to settle for a smile that you don’t love. If your overbite is affecting your smile’s functionality and appearance, we can help! At Jones Creek Family Dentistry, we take great pride in offering many orthodontic treatment options, including Six Month Smiles! Please contact us to schedule your consultation. We’d love to help you turn your dream smile into a reality!

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