Overjet Correction

Owens Orthodontics offers reliable and effective results for a healthier smile. Our team provides various overjet treatments to align your teeth. You can enjoy more comfort and straighter teeth with personalized solutions for patients located in Maryville, Tennessee, and surrounding areas. 

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What Can Cause an Overjet?

Ideally, the top row of teeth slightly overlaps the bottom teeth in the front and the mouth closes comfortably with a bit of space. Overjet teeth refer to a malocclusion — a misalignment — when the gap between the top and bottom teeth in the front becomes too large horizontally, and the top teeth may appear too far forward with the bottom teeth situated too far back. A few factors may cause this condition:

  • Inherited genes
  • Thumb sucking
  • Prolonged use of a bottle or pacifier
  • Late growth of adult teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Excessive tongue thrusting

Overjet Symptoms

It’s important to fix misaligned teeth with an overjet correction sooner rather than later with the help of an experienced orthodontist. Misaligned bites affect your teeth, gums, mouth and overall health. Some symptoms of overjet teeth include:

  • Discomfort or pain when eating
  • Difficulty biting, swallowing or chewing 
  • Inability to close lips
  • Gum and tooth decay from plaque build-up
  • Speech issues such as slurs or lisps
  • Irregular face appearance
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Chipped or broken teeth

Why Fix an Overjet?

An overjet prevents the upper and lower arches from making complete contact during a bite, placing more stress on the teeth in proper alignment and eroding enamel more quickly. In addition to a higher potential for gum disease and tooth decay, protruding teeth experience a higher vulnerability to cracks or damage from accidents. Corrective treatments protect the lifelong condition of your health and help you feel happier with your smile. 

Customized Treatments for Overjet 

Proper tooth alignment is ideal for a more comfortable and healthier life. A dentist can help you determine the best treatment to suit your needs and budget. Some of the options include:

  • Braces: Traditional metal and ceramic braces involve connecting small brackets to a wire to move the misaligned teeth into their correct positions safely.
  • Invisalign clear aligners: Less visible than traditional braces, clear, plastic aligners are made from a mold of a patient’s teeth and worn over the teeth to change the positioning slowly. 
  • Retainers: Retainers are most often worn at night or as determined by an orthodontist so that the molded plastic applies mild pressure to achieve and maintain the correct alignment.
  • Surgery: While several options exist for overjet correction without extraction, surgery offers additional solutions if other methods are ineffective at realigning the teeth. 

Why Choose Owens Orthodontics? 

The experienced and professional team at Owens Orthodontics can help you achieve the smile you want with a customized treatment plan. Our dedicated team provides quality treatments to our community in Maryville, Tennessee. We offer premier orthodontic care with a stress-free experience from start to finish. 

Schedule an Appointment

If you think you have overjet teeth, visit our friendly staff at Owens Orthodontics. During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your condition and goals. Based on your symptoms, we’ll create a custom treatment plan with flexible payment options to provide accessible care. 

To learn more and get started, schedule an appointment today.