Overbites not only cause the face to appear short and round, they can also cause chewing and speaking problems. When the teeth are not aligned, they run the risk of grinding together and wearing down tooth enamel. Although enamel is harder than bone, it does not regenerate. Enamel is the best defense against tooth decay, and correcting overbites can help patients preserve their enamel and improve their overall oral health.
Correcting severe overbites can help improve chewing, speaking, and dental hygiene. When there are fewer places for bacteria to hide, patients have an easier time cleaning and maintaining their teeth. The Smile Specialists are committed to helping families around Pennsylvania correct overbites and preserve healthy smiles. Since the early 2000’s, Dr. McSurdy has provided thousands of patients with extraordinary orthodontic care.
How Overbite Correction is Beneficial
Overbites are a kind of malocclusion, and most people with overbites don’t need immediate treatment. If malocclusions are left untreated for a long time, the skeletal harmony of the face can change, and patients with weakened enamel can suffer from tooth decay. If you are unsure if your overbite is severe enough to be treated, call The Smile Specialists at 610-489-6032 for a free consultation.
Most skeletal malocclusions can only be treated with orthodontic surgery. First-time patients at The Smile Specialists will receive an obligation-free consultation that includes photos, x-rays, and accurate price quotes. The cost of overbite correction depends on the extent and duration of the treatment. Children and teenager have a lower treatment cost because their jaws are still malleable and easy to correct. If you are an adult in need of overbite correction, have no fear! 25% of all orthodontic patients in the US are over the age of 18, and it’s never too late to improve your smile.
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For over two decades, Dr. McSurdy has helped families around Pennsylvania improve their smiles. Both are active members of the American Dental Association, and Dr. McSurdy holds a US patent for press-on incremental expanders. The team at The Smile Specialists is committed to helping families maintain healthy smiles. Through regular brushing, flossing, and orthodontic checkups, you can boost your self-confidence, prevent tooth decay, and have healthy teeth for a lifetime.