For decades the Gentle Dental has been helping patients suffering from malocclusion and orthodontic problems quickly, effectively and comfortably.
We have a team of trained cosmetic dentists and orthodontists who can work together to create the smile you dream of.
Overjet and underbite:
An overbite is identified when the teeth in the upper jaw protrude over the bottom teeth by (30-50%).
Medically, this is known as a malocclusion, which can be corrected via cosmetic or orthodontic procedures.
Overbites sometimes may appear as crooked teeth, when in reality there could be a misalignment of the teeth and jaws.
An overjet is when the upper front teeth protrude outwards, this can often be referred to as buck teeth where the horizontal relationship between the upper and lower incisors.
This dental condition is characterised by the lower teeth extending outwards further than the teeth located in the upper jaw.
These are often referred to as a Class III malocclusion, which can create a bulldog-like appearance.
Both are often caused by genetics as the condition is hereditary. However, overbites can also be caused by bad habits such as thumb sucking.
Other causes of the condition include teeth grinding and TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction).
Treatment options for overjet and underbite:
Often, patients are referred to us to undergo orthodontic treatment.
This is because we work with the patient on an individual basis to tailor a treatment plan that improves their oral health as well as aesthetics.
The consequences of ignoring the problem
As orthodontists, we know far too well the complications overbites, underbites and overjets can cause if left untreated.
Often posing a greater risk to your oral health, irreparable damage can occur in the mouth due to the abnormal positioning of the teeth and the alignment of the jaw.
Overbite complications include:
- Tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, worn enamel
- Pain in the jaw, painful headaches
- Discomfort when eating
- Speech problems, altered face structure
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Teeth whitening involves bleaching your teeth to make your smile a few shades whiter.
Though many over-the-counter kits can whiten your teeth at home, it is better to undergo this treatment with a professional dentist from £300.
Composite bonding is a cosmetic treatment that is most commonly used to repair cracks, chips, or small gaps in between the teeth.
A resin is applied to the teeth, before being shaped by one of our highly skilled cosmetic dentists to match your teeth.
If you are conscious that your smile is gummy and you have short teeth, or your gum line is uneven, then gum reshaping is a perfect option for you.
A smile makeover can mean anything from a veneer right through to full mouth reconstructive treatment.