Fixed Overbite With Orthodontics

Fixed Overbite With Orthodontics

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Issues an overbite could cause if not fixed

Deep overbite is when the teeth overlap too far. In this case the edges of the lower front teeth are touching the gums on the inside of the upper teeth. This will cause gum irritations that are difficult to manage. The front teeth sticking too far forward are very prone to break off as a result of even minor trauma to the face. It seems that almost always one, or both of the two upper front teeth have a corner missing.

Then, there is an issue with speech development. People slur and lisp a lot which for some people is embarrassing. Others will spit while talking because the teeth are spaced apart.

Finally, the lower jaw can not move forward freely during speech and other functions. There is some talk in the scientific literature that people with deep overbites have a much higher rate of sleep apnea as adults. This because the lower jaw is held back into the throat and partially restricts or even obstructs the airway. This is a serious medical condition that is difficult to manage for adults,whereas orthodontic treatment at a younger age will go a long way to reducing the incidence of this condition.

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Although there are still many restrictions and hurdles ahead of us, we are all doing our best to prove that we are resilient and focused on brighter and healthier days ahead.

The start of 2021 finds many of us evaluating our health and making plans and potential changes for the year ahead. So, as you are making some New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to add dental care to that list!

Managing your dental health is a key factor of keeping your immune system strong to help protect you against any attack. Just as important as a good diet, rest and exercise, your dental health is something you should not ignore.

Often dental changes can happen with little to no discomfort or warning. Just as changes in the rest of your body happen, it is the same for your teeth and mouth. We all know that age, stress, hormones and busy schedules (just to name a few) sneak up on us and seem to cause changes to our bodies almost overnight. Where you used to be able to eat whatever you wanted, barely exercise and stay up all hours of the night, you might be noticing that you just can’t do that anymore! It is similar with our dental care routine. If you have been doing the same routine for what seems like forever, it might be time to evaluate and change things, even slightly, to be more effective in keeping your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.

Our team at Williams Lake Smiles is here to help make your health a top priority. We look forward to continuing to work with you as life changes happen and want to make dental pain and emergency the smallest challenges possible.

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