How to Fix an Overbite With Acceledontics
Overbites are one of the most common orthodontic issues found in kids, teens and adults. They can lead to health concerns such as increased tooth deterioration and functional issues in the muscles of the jaw. They can also pose aesthetic concerns for those looking to achieve a super smile and healthy bite. But there is great news: if you, like millions of people worldwide, have an overbite, there are many options for overbite correction. On this page, our orthodontic professionals discuss overbites and how to fix an overbite with traditional orthodontia. We also provide information on Acceledontics, a revolutionary new orthodontic system capable of complete, comfortable overbite correction and teeth straightening in as few as four months. Read on to learn more and schedule your complimentary Acceledontics consultation today!
What is an Overbite?
As its name suggests, an overbite is a condition in which the upper front teeth fall over the lower set of front teeth. It is one of many of orthodontic issues that fall into the “malocclusion” (misalignment) family. Other misalignment issues include crossbites, underbites, and open bites. Many overbites are hereditary, though some are caused by a malformed jaw shaped during childhood. Early-age habits such as thumb-sucking, tongue-thrusting or prolonged bottle-feeding can all lead to the development of an overbite. Other habits formed later in life—such as nail-biting and pen/pencil-chewing—can also cause an overbite over time.
Depending on the severity of the overbite (the degree of overlap), this condition can cause a number of health-related issues. Some of the most common health issues caused by an excessively-large overbite (also known as a deep bite) include expedited teeth erosion and jaw pain. Of course, overbites can also present aesthetic issues. Orthodontists typically classify overbites in one of two categories depending on their severity. These categories are:
- Class One. Class One indicates a minor overbite where the overlap of the upper set of teeth is slightly more severe than normal. (This is the most common type of overbite malocclusion.)
- Class Two. Class Two indicates a moderate to severe overbite. Class Two overbites commonly come with oral health concerns such as teeth erosion and jaw pain.
Options for Overbite Correction
Overbites are most commonly treated with traditional braces that use brackets, wires and rubber bands to pull the teeth back into correct alignment. In rare cases, additional orthodontic appliances such as expanders and headgear are needed. In very rare cases, surgery must be performed to correct an overbite.
Though traditional braces are an effective means of overbite correction, they are not without downsides. Traditional braces are quite conspicuous, which makes them a tough sell for many teens and adults. Traditional braces can also be uncomfortable to wear, with routine tightening appointments fluctuating teeth-movement speeds and leading to varying degrees of discomfort in the mouth. Lastly, both traditional braces and their “invisible” cousins can take years to correct an overbite. For many, that time investment can be too much too handle.
If you are wondering how to fix an overbite without traditional or “invisible” braces, you’re in the right place. If you have an overbite, braces are no longer the only solution. Read on to learn how to fix an overbite comfortably in a matter of months with the highly-effective Acceledontics system.
Acceledontics: Accelerated Overbite Correction for Kids and Adults
Developed by Dr. Kami Hoss and the award-winning orthodontic professionals here at The Super Dentists, Acceledontics is a revolutionary accelerated braces system that features patented hardware and an innovative 5-step method to correct issues and straighten teeth in record time. Most patients complete Acceledontics treatment in 4-6 months, less than half the time of most traditional and “invisible” braces treatments. Plus, the Acceledontics system’s patented hardware (which includes self-litigating AADvance Braces, AADvance Auxiliary Devices, and Accelerators) is comfortable to wear. When combined with the expertise of the orthodontists at The Super Dentists — the exclusive providers of Acceledontics— Acceledontics leads to detailed results that are simply unrivaled in the field of orthodontics today.
Acceledontics treatment concludes with a fast and intense AADvance Teeth-Whitening treatment to clean teeth and remove set-in stains. When your Acceledontics braces come off, we make sure you leave our office with a smile that’s healthy and radiant. If you are searching to correct your overbite quickly and with incredible results, there is no better choice than Acceledontics.
Schedule Your Free Acceledontics Consultation
Want to learn more about how to fix an overbite in adults and teens? Ready to give the revolutionary Acceledontics accelerated braces system a try? Contact our team here at The Super Dentists to learn more and schedule your complimentary Acceledontics Consultation today!