An overbite is when your upper teeth hang too far over the lower ones. The condition can interfere with your smile, make it more difficult to bite or chew and, in some cases, make it harder to articulate your words properly. People with severe overbites may even find that it takes special effort to keep the lips completely closed. If you are in circumstances like this, you should consider having the condition resolved with professional overbite treatments in the form of braces.
A lot of people struggle with the idea of getting braces because they do not like the idea of the metal showing every time they smile or speak. If you are among this group, you might keep in mind the fact that today’s braces are, for the most part, much more discreet than they were years ago. Consequently, they are not as conspicuous to other people. In addition, the use of braces by people of all ages at various stages of life has resulted in less of a stigma that is associated with the wearing of these devices. Actually, their presence may be perceived by others as a proactive way of taking care of your oral health needs.
If you are still concerned with the way the braces will look in your mouth in spite of their smaller size, you might want to ask our orthodontist in Murfreesboro and Shelbyville about clear or ceramic braces. They will be less visible. Ceramic braces can be color-matched to the teeth. Many adults choose this option.
Braces work by keeping pressure on the teeth in order to move them toward their targeted location. Periodic appointments with our orthodontist are necessary in order to have the adjustments made so that the braces continue to do their job.
If you are still having reservations about traditional braces but you want your overbite corrected, check with our orthodontist at Pack Orthodontics about your options regarding overbite treatments. The best way to find out which of the available overbite treatments is best for you is to schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Shelbyville or Murfreesboro. Contact us today to book an initial consultation and get started!