Non-surgical bite correction is possible in most cases. This type of dentistry needs a lot of expertise and experience and there are many factors to take into consideration to determine the right treatment plan for you. Consultation with your dentist is the first step to determining the right plan for you.
What is an overbite? Overbite is an occlusal relationship between your upper teeth and lower teeth when a patient is biting down. In an ideal occlusal teeth relationship, the top teeth cover between one third and one half of the lower teeth. Overbite is when top teeth cover bottom teeth more than the above mentioned ideal ratios. Overbite is also known as a deep bite. Most dentists refer to overbite as Class II malocclusion.
How does an overbite affect your face? Most overbite cases have an overclosed bite and a small or sunken chin. It gives the appearance of a collapsed lower third face.
What is an underbite? Underbite is an occlusal relationship between your upper teeth and lower teeth when a patient is biting down. In an ideal occlusal teeth relationship, the top teeth cover between one third and one half of the lower teeth. Underbite is when lower teeth overlap your top teeth or come together in an edge to edge position. Underbite is referred to as Class III malocclusion by dentists around the world.
How does an underbite affect your face? Most underbite or edge to edge teeth position cases have a prominent chin or protruded chin.
PORCELAIN RESTORATIONS FOR OVERBITE CORRECTION AND UNDERBITE CORRECTION
In most of the overbite and underbite cases in adults, conservative porcelain restorations like veneers and crowns can help achieve healthy bite along with improving facial profiles. In adults this can be an alternative approach to surgical orthodontic procedures to achieve beautiful results in bite and face in a matter of days or weeks.
In younger patients and adolescents, orthodontics can help since their jaw bones are constantly changing and can heal fast from any surgical procedure.
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