Overbite correction

The alignment of your teeth is known as occlusion. While there should be a slight overlap of about 1-2 millimeters between your top and bottom teeth, whenever there’s a larger than normal gap it causes malocclusion. This misalignment issue, also known as an overbite, can make daily tasks like eating and speaking difficult.

Here at Owens Orthodontics, we offer overbite correction to help you achieve a confident, beautiful smile and improve your oral health.

What can cause an overbite?

Overbites are a common orthodontic condition, affecting children and adults. An overbite can develop at any age and can be caused by several factors:

  • Genetics: An overbite can sometimes be caused by inherited genes. Having a parent with an overbite increases the child’s chances of developing one.
  • Missing teeth: If someone fails to get missing teeth repaired or replaced, it can cause an overbite that may worsen over time.
  • Extra or impacted teeth: When there’s not enough room in the mouth, teeth won’t be able to grow as they should, leading to misalignment issues.
  • Childhood habits: Childhood habits like sucking on a pacifier, thumb sucking or overusing a bottle can impact the developing jaw.
  • Adult habits: Similarly, adults who have the habit of biting nails, chewing on pencils or teeth grinding can cause the teeth to move out of alignment.

Why fix an overbite?

An overbite can be easily fixed with the right orthodontic treatment. The right treatment will realign your teeth, creating an aesthetically pleasing smile.

Getting professional help will also help correct any issues with jaw or bite misalignment, which can help alleviate the following symptoms:

  • Speech problems like a lisp
  • Chewing deficiencies
  • Damage to the protruding upper teeth
  • Sleep apnea
  • Discomfort and pain

Overbite symptoms

  • Difficulty opening or closing your mouth

  • Difficulty speaking

  • Discomfort when eating

  • Jaw pain

  • Headaches

  • Tooth decay and gum disease

Customized treatments for overbite

At Owens Orthodontics, we believe every patient is unique, and we are committed to delivering a personalized approach and custom treatment plan.

Depending on your needs and goals, we have several overbite treatments available. The most popular option is braces and retainers. Since they are gradually adjusted over time and worn for 24 hours a day, braces are a highly effective solution for correcting an overbite. Whether you prefer traditional metal braces or are interested in more discreet clear braces or clear aligners, we have the orthodontic options you are looking for.

Why choose Owens Orthodontics?

Owens Orthodontics is proud to offer premier orthodontic care for patients throughout Maryville and the Greater Knoxville areas. Our team is experienced and dedicated to providing a stress-free experience from start to finish. We’ll help you achieve the smile of your dreams by working with you to develop a custom treatment plan.