What is a Deep Bite?
Everyone’s set of teeth looks slightly different. But in those with misaligned teeth or jaws, there’s a more noticeable difference (IQWiG,2006). Individuals suffering from a deep bite soon realize that the best chance they may have at fixing the problem is ultimately orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic treatment can be a very successful way for people to treat a deep bite so it no longer will interfere with their ability to eat and speak, or to cause irregular wear on their teeth. The fact of the matter is that if your teeth are not aligned properly, it’s going to be far more likely that you will develop other orthodontic issues like problems when eating or breathing or have teeth that become weakened from irregular wear (IQWiG,2006).
Protecting the longevity of your health means protecting the integrity of your smile. Talking with an orthodontic office is likely your best bet for finding out if this is something you need to worry about or if your deep bite isn’t serious enough to warrant orthodontic intervention. Regardless, it is important to make sure that people understand what deep overbite is, what kind of deep bite correction or deep bite treatments are available, and how to use removable or fixed braces (IQWiG,2006) or bite turbos to help fix your deep bite problems.
A deep bite is simply another term for an overbite. An overbite happens when your top teeth overhang your bottom teeth significantly, leading to various orthodontic issues. In mild cases, the issues may be so minimal that you don’t even need orthodontic treatment. But in more serious cases, it can lead to irregular wear on the enamel due to biting surfaces not being aligned properly, speech difficulties where individuals are not able to articulate words as well due to the overbite, and even set up individuals to be at risk for future orthodontic problems if their overbite is not corrected.
Getting your overbite looked at by a skilled orthodontic office will be the first step in knowing whether this is something that you can or should live with, or whether ignoring it is going to set you up for worse problems down the road.
Deep bite correction
If after being in consultation with your orthodontic office you and the office decide that your best course of action is to seek correction, then there will definitely be several steps you will need to take. One of which is to decide on the type of braces that you would like to utilize. Finding out what types of deep bite braces or deep bite treatment will be best for you will be an important part of actually getting the work done.
Before we talk about the different types of braces, one thing to bear in mind when it comes to getting your deep bite correction is to make sure that during your consultation with the orthodontic office you also take a look at the pricing as well. Different types of treatments cost different amounts and so finding out which kind will be best for your time frame, your desired aesthetic levels, and of course, your wallet is all important things to discuss with your orthodontic office as a part of getting your deep bite correction.
Talking about these things in advance can help guide your orthodontist to give you the best options available for your particular needs. Some people value having the treatment done faster over monetary concerns while others care more about aesthetics instead of speed. Speaking with your orthodontic office will help them know which priorities are most important to you and so be able to focus on those priorities as they help develop a treatment plan with you.
Deep bite treatment
Braces have been a common method to fix overbite for many years but now there are more types than ever. Although not every type may be best for you, it’s important to have a brief idea of the different types of braces available that may be able to help with your overbite. It’s also important to know that braces may not be the only part of your deep bite treatment.
Before we even talk about braces, one thing that some individuals have asked about is what are bite turbos? They have heard of these things but few individuals who have not had the treatment done themselves are familiar with what they are. Simply put, a bite turbo, also sometimes referred to as bite blocks, is designed to do what their name suggests, help block your bite. These are specifically for individuals who have a significant overbite.
They are made to help make sure that your teeth do not come in contact with your braces, especially with the braces brackets. They have to protect the brackets as your teeth are corrected so that every time you talk or bite you are not causing wear on the braces themselves or wearing your teeth on the brackets. Bite turbos are an important part of making sure that your braces are not damaged and are able to continue working to correct your overbite.
Deep bite braces
So what kinds of braces can fix deep bites? The first and most common are traditional metal braces. These ones need almost no introduction since they are the ones that people are most familiar with – metal brackets with a metal wire that affix to the front of the teeth. They are affordable and can help correct orthodontic problems quickly.
The next are ceramic braces. They cost slightly more than traditional metal braces by about $1,000 or so depending on where you get them installed but they do come with much better aesthetics since they utilize tooth-colored ceramics to be able to blend more seamlessly in with your smile. They still are somewhat noticeable but significantly less noticeable than metal brackets on your teeth.
The last one is lingual braces. Lingual braces are by far the most expensive of all types coming in well over $8,000 in some cases. However, despite the fact that their cost is sometimes triple that of traditional metal braces, lingual braces are by far the most beautiful of all types since they attach to the back of the teeth. Individuals can rest assured that their orthodontic treatment will remain hidden from everybody except for their orthodontic office.
Modern advances in Invisalign mean that these clear aligners may also be used to help correct overbites. Your orthodontist will help guide you to the right type of treatment for your deep bite.
Knowing the types of treatments available, and knowing that an overbite can easily be fixed with proper orthodontic care in consultation with your orthodontic office, means you can get the bite correction you need. Getting the turbos and the braces that will best meet your needs, your budget, and your aesthetic desirability means that you do not have to live with an overbite forever. Protect your smile and ultimately protect your future orthodontic health by speaking with an orthodontic office today and finding out how you can get your deep bite treated.
How a person chews has a lot to do with their bite. A person’s bite in simplest terms is how the upper teeth and the bottom teeth line up inside their mouth when closed. Not everyone has a good bite, and some have worse bites than others and require the intervention of a qualified health specialist- an orthodontist.
A poor bite is a condition where the top jaw and the bottom jaw don’t come together optimally, and sometimes not at all. There are many different types of bad bites that an orthodontist can fix with braces, Invisalign, and in some situations tooth extractions or jaw surgery. These are usually done only in severe cases.
If you want to know what to do to fix a bad bite and what your orthodontist can do to correct it, you should ask them for their advice and also for what options you have available.
There are many things that can lead to a poor bite. Environmental and genetic factors such as poor habits like an injury, prolonged bottle-feeding or pacifier use, thumb sucking, chewing pencils and mouth breathing are some, to name a few.
If you have a bad bite and are debating whether to correct your poor bite or not, you should not take it lightly, especially if your dentist has recommended that you see an orthodontist for correction.If a poor bite is left uncorrected, it may lead to complications such as poor oral health, infections, problems with eating and speaking, pain and discomfort, and more.
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