Lombard Dental Studio in Thousand Oaks

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Overbite Correction with Clear Aligners

An overbite is a common dental condition where the upper front teeth excessively overlap the lower front teeth, often leading to a variety of dental and health issues. This condition, classified under malocclusions—a term for misaligned teeth—includes other variations such as underbites, crossbites, and gap teeth.

Origins and Indications of Overbites

In Young Patients:

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry highlights habits such as prolonged thumb-sucking or the use of pacifiers and bottles as potential causes for overbites in children. These habits might lead to forward tipping of the upper teeth or improper jaw development.

In Adults:

For adults and teenagers, overbites might stem from deeper jawbone issues or the absence of lower teeth, contributing to an exaggerated overbite.

The Importance of Addressing Overbites

Correcting an overbite is not just about aesthetic improvement; it plays a crucial role in averting various dental and health complications. These include gum damage, accelerated tooth wear, jaw pain, difficulties in eating and speaking, and even sleep apnea.

Assessing Overbite Severity

Normal Overbite:

An overbite is considered normal or ideal when the upper teeth cover about one-third to half of the lower teeth, typically not requiring intervention.

Severe Overbite:

When the overbite is pronounced enough to cause aesthetic or functional concerns, it falls into the severe category. Such cases often necessitate corrective measures to prevent further complications.

How to Fix an Overbite: Exploring Treatment Methods

Correcting an overbite involves several potential methods, tailored to the severity and needs of the individual. For those with a normal overbite—where upper incisors cover about ⅓ to ½ of the lower incisors—treatment may not be necessary unless there's a desire to refine aesthetics or address slight concerns.

For Mild to Moderate Overbite Correction:

Invisalign and SureSmile clear aligners are forefront solutions for patients looking to correct mild to moderate overbites discreetly. These treatments involve custom-fitted, nearly invisible aligners that gently realign teeth over time. Lombard Dental Studio in Thousand Oaks specializes in these clear aligner technologies, offering personalized consultations to determine if you're an ideal candidate for Invisalign or SureSmile treatment.

Braces and Orthodontic Devices:

Traditional braces are another option for overbite correction, with a typical treatment period extending between one to two years.

Surgical Intervention:

In cases of skeletal overbites in adults, surgical repositioning of the jawbone might be necessary. Such procedures are not recommended for children due to their ongoing growth.

Natural Overbite Correction: A Myth

Attempting to correct an overbite naturally, without professional intervention, is ill-advised and can lead to irreversible dental damage.

Overbite Clear Aligners

The Invisalign Advantage for Overbite Correction

Invisalign, renowned for its success in treating millions of overbite cases globally, offers several benefits over traditional braces. These include almost invisible aligners, less discomfort during treatment, fewer dental visits, and the convenience of removable aligners for better oral hygiene. Additionally, Invisalign's digital treatment planning provides a clear timeline for your correction process.

Lombard Dental Studio in Thousand Oaks proudly offers both Invisalign and SureSmile aligners as part of our comprehensive suite of clear aligner solutions, addressing a wide range of orthodontic needs with cutting-edge precision and care.

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Lombard Dental Studio is a full-service dental practice located in Thousand Oaks. Under the expert care of Vadim Lebovich DDS, the practice offers a wide variety of dental services

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