Think braces are only beneficial if you have crooked teeth? Think again! In fact, orthodontic treatment is designed to address misalignment and uneven bites, improving the health, function, and appearance of your smile in the process. So, if you think that you don’t need to correct your overbite, keep reading for four reasons you should reconsider!
#1. Protect Your Teeth From Premature Wear
You want your natural teeth to last a lifetime. That way, you can continue to smile confidently and chew efficiently. Unfortunately, overbites can get in the way of that. When your teeth don’t come together evenly, the ones that do often sustain premature wear and tear. The good news is that braces can realign your bite, preventing this serious oral health concern from arising in the first place.
#2. Prevent Dental Problems From Developing
Tooth decay and gum disease are two serious oral health issues among Americans. While brushing and flossing go a long way in preventing them, your oral hygiene tools may be missing food particles, plaque, and other debris if you have an overbite. As a result, it’s more difficult to keep your oral health in pristine condition. So, for the sake of your teeth and gums, don’t wait to talk to your orthodontist about your treatment options!
#3. Simplify Basic Tasks, Like Chewing
If you’ve had an overbite your whole life, you might not realize how much more difficult it makes completing simple tasks. Chewing is a great example! When your bite is properly aligned, your teeth come together evenly to effectively break down your food. When your bite isn’t properly aligned, then that process becomes much more cumbersome. In fact, many patients with uneven bites experience indigestion, nutritional deficiencies, and other complications as a result.
#4. Improve Your Confidence
Last, but certainly not least, correcting your overbite can improve your confidence. Especially since braces can address misalignment – from minor spacing issues to severe overcrowding – at the same time. By the end of your treatment, you’ll have a healthier bite and a more aesthetically pleasing smile!
In short, if you have an overbite and have been putting off orthodontic treatment, there is no time like the present to schedule an appointment!
About the Practice
From uneven bites to misaligned teeth, our team at Simply Orthodontics loves transforming smiles! Dr. Alan Carlotto and Dr. Sam Alkhoury are both highly trained, experienced, and talented orthodontists who have a genuine passion for helping their patients. Whether you want to learn more about the benefits of correcting an overbite or you’d like to schedule a consultation to review your treatment options, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team via our website or by phone at (508) 429-7800.