Both an overbite and an underbite are common orthodontic concerns. Many people have overbites or underbites that require orthodontic treatment. If your teeth overlap by 2mm more than a typical bite, you have an overbite (deep bite).
In the event your overbite is more extreme, your top teeth may cover your bottom teeth. This can lead to chewing issues, additional stress on the teeth and jaw, which result in tooth wear, chipping of the teeth as well as potential bruxism, muscle pain, TMD and headaches. While an underbite is less common than overbite, it still occurs. An underbite is when your bottom teeth extend outward farther than your upper front teeth which can cause open bite and severe stress on your back teeth.
If you have an overbite or underbite, rest assured that in many cases it can be reversed with Dr. Samadian’s help.
3D Clear Aligners
Dr. Samadian’s preferred treatment method for overbites and underbites is digitally scanned, 3D printed clear aligners. With a series of these aligners, you can gradually straighten your teeth to their ideal positions and resolve your bite issue simultaneously.
Since Dr. Samadian is an expert in cosmetic dentistry as well as tooth wear patterns, clenching, grinding, and TMJ, he will ensure the aligners perform as they should. To ensure this, he’ll pair 3D printing technology, 3D intraoral scanning, and 3D x-rays (Cone beam CT scan).
Initially, you may experience a bit of discomfort when you put your aligners in your mouth for a day or so. Fortunately, however, once your teeth get used to the aligners, this will disappear quickly. After a while, you’ll completely forget the aligners are in your mouth.
The severity of your overbite or underbite will dictate how long your treatment takes. In most cases, however, you will complete it in anywhere from a year to two. To keep your healthy bite and beautiful smile following treatment, Dr. Samadian will ask you to wear a retainer at night only.
Good Candidates For Clear Aligners
If you’re looking for a comfortable and effective way to resolve your overbite or underbite, clear aligners are the ideal choice. Unlike traditional metal braces, they’re removable so you can take them out any time you eat, drink, brush or floss. You’ll find that they’re virtually invisible to the naked eye and allow you to go about your life with minimal disruption and keep your gums healthy.
Take The Next Step
If you are interested in treatment for your overbite or underbite, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Amin Samadian in East Bay, Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Piedmont, Danville, San Ramon, Alamo, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Oakland, Berkeley, and Brentwood, CA today. You can count on him to help you make an informed decision. Call us or fill out our convenient online contact form.