Orthodontic Problems - Overcrowding, Overbite and Underbite

Orthodontics can correct a multitude of problems that you may encounter with your smile. Commonly, these issues relate to overcrowding, spaces between the teeth, or an incorrect bite. By choosing Specialist Orthodontist Harley Street, we can help rectify problems with your teeth. By choosing us, you will end up being able to enjoy better, healthier teeth and could feel more comfortable and confident as a result.

Correcting Your Bite

The reverse bite refers to a bite where the bottom row of teeth sit in front of those on the top. The term underbite also refers to this problem and is a phrase you may be more familiar with. Children with this problem are likely to grow out of it, however, adults will need to undergo orthodontic treatment in order to fix this problem.

An overbite on the other hand is slightly dissimilar to the underbite. An overbite is where the upper front teeth extend beyond the lower teeth. This is also known as an overjet. There are numerous causes of an overbite, and not all of them are controllable.

An open bite is when your upper and lower front teeth don't meet when you bite, which causes a gap in the opening between the rows of teeth when the jaw is closed. As well as affecting the aesthetics of your smile, it can also cause problems with speaking.

We provide specialist orthodontic treatment that can correct your bite. No matter whether you're suffering from an under, over, cross or open bite; Specialist Orthodontist Harley Street can provide the right treatment for you, leading to an improved smile to boost your confidence.

Gaps Between Teeth

Big gaps between the teeth is one of the common problems people encounter with their teeth. While it may not seem like a problem to some, it can undermine the confidence of the individual whose teeth are affected by this issue. Plus, it can create difficulty for the gums as well as making eating and speech problematic.

We provide treatment that is specially catered for you and your smile. Treatments such as Invisalign can help to gently manoeuvre your teeth into the desired position. This means that this common orthodontic problem will be an issue for you no more.

Teeth grinding

Teeth grinding, or ‘Bruxism’ is a very common orthodontic-problems that some people may suffer from. Most of us grind our teeth occasionally, but Bruxism specifically refers to continual and frequent grinding, commonly causing pain, sensitivity or stiffness in the jaw. Some people who struggle with Bruxism grind their teeth in their sleep, while others do it throughout the day, sometimes without even noticing. Teeth grinding can have a negative long-term effect on the appearance and health of your teeth and jaw.

For more serious dental problems and needs such as repairing damaged teeth and gums, teeth misalignment, or dental implants, our orthodontists can help create the best treatment plan suited for you and your oral health. Correcting dental abnormalities can help to deal with the effects of Bruxism both now and in the future. Our skilled team will be able to suggest which options are best for you and your teeth.

Overcoming Overcrowding

Another undesirable issue that can develop in teeth is overcrowding. Crowding occurs when teeth are restricted by the size of the mouth. Or this issue can be related to the size of teeth, or even the positioning of the back teeth. Sometimes overcrowding of teeth is resolved via tooth removal (extractions), however, it can also be resolved using orthodontics.

In addition to the fact that overcrowding is a problem in itself, it also raises the likelihood of other orthodontic problems arising such as crooked teeth or overlapping. By manipulating teeth and altering their positioning inside the mouth, orthodontic treatment can gradually alleviate the overcrowding of teeth in the mouth.

Benefits of Correcting Orthodontic Problems

Correcting your orthodontic problem has a range of benefits. Straight teeth can improve your confidence, help reduce speech impediments, and improve your oral hygiene. If you're worried about how your smile looks, are experiencing pain due to overcrowding, or have issues with speaking or eating, then orthodontics may be able to help. Not only can orthodontic treatment improve your oral health, it can lead to a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

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Why Choose a Specialist Orthodontist?

Specialist orthodontists are dentists who have more training and experience providing orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign. Patients that receive orthodontics from a specialist find that their treatment is of higher quality, they finish treatment much sooner, and the level of care they receive is much higher.

Due to advances in aligner technology, we no longer offer fixed braces as a treatment option. Our specialists have found that removable aligners such as Invisalign are more likely to result in successful treatment, and are safer for the patient compared to traditional braces. Even if you have been told that fixed are your only option by other practitioners; our specialists are confident we will be able to treat your orthodontic problems using this modern treatment.

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