Overbites are a form of malocclusion that causes the top jaw to protrude over the bottom arch of teeth. Overbites vary in severity and will be treated accordingly. Minor overbites to more prominent overbites should be treated as early on in development as possible. Early intervention for the treatment of overbites can deter further damage to the teeth and gums and prevent long-term oral health complications.
Overbites can be caused by a variety of factors. Dr. Izadi uses precise and thorough bite analysis to determine the structural cause of the overbite for more accurate treatment.
Causes of Overbites
- Myofunctional habits
- Bottle feeding
- Thumb sucking
- Tongue thrusting
- Facial development
Poor myofunctional habits can force the top jaw forward during the early stages of jaw development. Early intervention can correct these habits in children preventing more severe overbites. Izadi Orthodontics uses two-phased treatment plans to adjust bites in developing jaws. Our state of the art orthodontic office offers innovative digital technology and 3-D imagining for more accurate functional analysis.
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Dr. Izadi and his staff are wonderful. The front line staff are very professional, proficient and always greet you with a smile. The office is beautiful and clean. I travel from York PA to his office because of the outstanding service that is provided. Dr. Izadi and his staff are…Keir Reid Y.
Dr. Izadi is amazing. He has gone above and beyond my highest hopes for my smile and my bite. My ortho case is really complicated and if it were not for my complete faith in him I don't think I would have had the courage to do ortho and the…Shannon S.
Overbite What to Expect
Treating overbites will vary depending on the severity of the malocclusion, the functional underlying cause and the personal goals of each patient. Dr. Izadi and our orthodontic team work one-one-on with our patients to ensure thorough, high-quality orthodontic care. We provide a range of modern orthodontic services to meet the needs of patients of all ages.
Early intervention is ideal for the treatment of an overbite. Parents are encouraged to bring their children in for an orthodontic exam to help children correct their bite alignment to prevent speech and facial developmental issues.
Through education and long-term support, Izadi Orthodontics helps patients correct their bite and maintain results. We strive to minimize the potential for orthodontic relapse and follow up with our patients well over a year after treatment.