The Importance of Correcting your Overbite from Casula Dental Care

by | Jan 20, 2022 | Orthodontics

A lot of people don’t realise they have an overbite, as they believe their condition is not serious enough to seek dental attention.

This could also be because other cases are so minor to be noticeable.

Overbites occur when the upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth.

There are cases when an overbite can appear to be a problem with crooked teeth when the person’s teeth and jaws are not lining up properly.

Overbites are easier to treat in children and teenagers since their jaws are still developing.

What Happens to Untreated Overbites

Untreated overbites may result in the following problems:

  • Lower front teeth may harm the gums above the upper front teeth
  • Speech impediments
  • May cause jaw alignment issues
  • Unattractive smile

Treatment for Overbites

For Children and Teenagers

Extraction of baby teeth to make room for permanent teeth to grow in straight

Growth modification device helps to position the jaw

Braces move the teeth to correct the overbite as well as the jaw

Retainers used after braces that help to keep the teeth in place

For Adults

Braces move the teeth to fix an overbite

Teeth extraction in very severe cases to allow the teeth to move

Surgery for bone-type overbites can only be corrected with surgery for adults

Benefits of Treating Overbites

  • Straighter teeth and better bite
  • More attractive smile & improved facial appearance
  • Healthier teeth and gums

To learn more about the causes and effects of overbite on your oral health, visit your Casula dentist today here at Casula Dental Care.

The orthodontics treatments we provide are high-quality solutions to various factors that affect your smile and the aesthetics of your teeth.

Quality Dental Care in Casula

Our team at Casula Dental Care are here to make every visit to the dentist as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Contact us to make an appointment.

Visit your Casula dentist today!


Includes dental exam, cleans, fluoride application, X-rays, Mouthguards, simple fillings and simple extractions*
*for patients with dental private health insurance

To book your dental appointment in Casula, please call us on (02) 919 99695 or request your appointment online.

We are located at Shop 17A Casula Mall, 1 Ingham Drive in Casula.

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