Achieve Your Best Smile: Correcting Underbites, Overbites, and Crossbites in Adults
Treating Bite Issues During Childhood
Approximately 10% of the US population faces the challenge of having a significantly bad bite, such as an underbite, overbite, or crossbite. These conditions occur when the upper and lower jaws do not grow at a balanced rate, leading to misalignment issues.
For instance, an overbite often arises from a small upper jaw (maxilla) and a prominent lower jaw (mandible). While less severe cases of bad bites can be corrected during childhood with orthodontic interventions like braces and headgear, more substantial bite problems may require orthognathic surgery.
Treating Adults with Bite Issues
As individuals reach their teenage years and early 20s, jaw growth mostly stabilizes, and opportunities for early correction decrease. Unfortunately, many patients do not seek treatment for their bite issues at a young age. Over time, this neglect leads to significant damage to their teeth, causing accelerated wear compared to those with healthy bites.
To tackle both dental health and bite problems simultaneously, Doctors Implants offers effective solutions using full mouth dental implants. These implants not only restore the patient’s teeth but also correct the underlying bite issues. Witness the remarkable transformations achieved through the examples of successfully treated cases below.
If you are experiencing bite-related concerns, we invite you to a complimentary consultation. Our experts will discuss the available options to achieve optimal dental health and enhance your quality of life.