Overjet Correction in Metro East and Clayton
Do you have an overjet that's interfering with your daily life? If you're looking for overjet correction options, come to Amazing Smiles Orthodontics in the Metro East and Clayton areas in St. Louis. Our team is ready to help you find the best treatment to create the smile of your dreams.
What Can Cause an Overjet?
An overjet is when the upper front teeth are further forward than the lower ones. Overjets are similar to overbites, another type of malocclusion where the upper teeth overlap your lower teeth. The primary difference is that the teeth protrude outwards at an angle for a horizontal misalignment with an overjet, while with an overbite, they're angled straight down.
Symptoms of Overjets
Several factors can cause an overjet, such as overcrowding that pushes your front teeth out, thumb sucking or overuse of pacifiers at a young age. An overjet does more than change the appearance of your smile. These malocclusions can result in many other symptoms, such as the following:
- Difficulty chewing and eating
- Speech impediments
- Increased risk of injury or damage to protruding teeth
- Irregular appearance
- Jaw pain
Why Fix an Overjet?
If you have an overjet, you may be interested in fixing your alignment and creating a healthier smile. Overjets are sometimes known as “buck teeth” for the way they protrude from your mouth. Many people are interested in corrections that will readjust their teeth for aesthetic purposes.
With an overjet, your jaw may be misaligned. This misalignment can lead to jaw discomfort, pain and other challenges. Additionally, your front teeth are at a greater risk of injury when they extend from the rest of your teeth. Fixing an overjet with corrective treatment creates stronger teeth that are less susceptible to damage.
Our Customized Treatments for Overjet
Orthodontists use several methods to treat overjets and overbites, ranging from braces to surgery, depending on the severity. At Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, we offer several overjet correction treatments:
- Traditional braces: These standard braces use brackets and archwires to correct your overjet and realign your teeth.
- Ceramic braces: Ceramics are a discreet alternative that delivers the same results as traditional braces.
- Clear aligners: Invisalign® aligners are nearly invisible plastic trays that gradually move your teeth into the proper position.
We understand that patients typically want to avoid surgical options, so we also offer overjet correction with extraction.
Why Choose Amazing Smiles Orthodontics
At Amazing Smiles Orthodontics, we're proud to be part of your journey towards a better smile. Our team of experienced professionals will work with you to determine the best solution for your orthodontic needs. We strive to make every patient feel calm and supported from the moment they walk in our door, whether you're looking for overjet correction or another treatment.
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