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Why You Should Fix Overbite Issues

By Devin Walsh April 09, 2021 0 comments

Many patients who visit an orthodontist do so because they have questions about whether they should fix overbite issues. Overbites are the second most popular reason for the need for braces and clear aligners, like Invisalign.

There are several reasons why overbite issues should be corrected. A lot of patients think of teeth straightening as solely an aesthetic correction, but the fact is, when you fix overbite problems, you are improving the health of your teeth and overall well-being.

You Are Never Too Old to Make Corrections

Adult orthodontics is on the upswing. About one of out every five patients seen at the orthodontist office is over the age of 18. Invisalign aligners (alternative to braces) have removed the stigma for adults wearing braces. Invisalign braces are clear trays that deliver a barely-there aesthetic while they move teeth into the proper position. Invisalign is favored by teens and adults for adult teeth straightening, and at Evenly, we believe every patient should have access to this comfortable, unobtrusive technology. At Evenly, we exclusively use clear aligner orthodontics.

You may be wondering, am I too old for Invisalign? The answer is “no.” If you need to fix overbite problems, these clear aligners can get the job done, and no one will be the wiser that you are wearing braces.

Why Should You Fix That Overbite?

Fixing your overbite is vital to the health of your teeth, the health of your jaw, and your comfort level. Of course, it will also give you a great smile that you can feel proud of. Many patients do not realize that an overbite can come with some serious health problems including migraine headaches. An overbite can put unusual pressure on the jaw which can cause muscle tension. The muscle tension in the jaw can cause migraines. Correcting the overbite can help to get rid of the headaches.

An overbite can also put undue pressure on your teeth and wear away the enamel, inviting bacteria in. Painful cavities can form which can lead to additional dental procedures. When you fix an overbite, you reduce the incidence of tooth decay and disease.

Affordable orthodontics provided by Evenly's teeth straightening experts can help you to get the healthy straight smile that you have always wanted and reduce the pain that can develop from an overbite. Book an appointment today to learn how affordable orthodontics can be, and how you can benefit from straight teeth.


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