Overbite

Have you or your child developed an overbite? Zaytoun Orthodontics can help! Located in Raleigh, Cary, and Garner, we boast years of experience in treating this common condition!

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What Causes an Overbite?

An overbite can be caused by a number of different factors, but the most common reasons for developing this condition include:

  • Genetics: Our team at Zaytoun Orthodontics sees this condition the most. An overbite is typically a hereditary condition, passed down from family members.
  • Overdevelopment of the upper jaw or underdevelopment of the lower jaw
  • Thumb sucking or excessive pacifier use as a child
    • This is usually an easier fix than an overbite caused by genetics, typically requiring only realignment of the teeth and not the entire jaw.

What Problems Can an Overbite Cause?

If an overbite isn’t corrected, it can cause the following problems:

  • Teeth crowding
  • Blocked out permanent teeth
  • Tooth wear and tear
  • Gum and bone loss
  • TMJ pain
  • Headaches
  • Chewing and speech difficulties

How Do You Correct and Overbite?

At Zaytoun Orthodontics, we customize the best possible solutions that will improve both our patients’ oral health and aesthetics. We offer a variety of solutions to correct overbites in children and adults throughout the Triangle:

  • Traditional Braces
    • The most effective, proven method for correcting an overbite
  • Invisalign®
    • A less invasive treatment than traditional braces, popular with adults for its low-profile look
  • Damon System® Braces
    • An innovative system that uses a slide wire with brackets, removing the need for traditional rubber bands or tightening
    • Works faster than and is lower profile than traditional braces
  • In-Ovation® Braces
    • In-Ovation requires fewer appointments and less invasive treatment. Zaytoun Orthodontics offers two different varieties of In-Ovation® Braces to choose from:
      • In-Ovation R: In-Ovation R has smaller brackets and does not require elastic or metal ties, causing less irritation and plaque buildup
      • In-Ovation C: With a translucent, ceramic look, In-Ovation C brackets are difficult to spot in your mouth
  • Other Appliances

If you’re ready to seek treatment for your overbite and feel confident in flashing your smile, contact any of our locations in Raleigh, Cary, or Garner. Talk to one of our Smile Counselors and get started on the journey of achieving your best smile today!