How Do Braces Fix An Overbite?

Overbites occur when the front upper teeth do not line up with the bottom teeth. Uneven bites can cause tooth and jaw pain and interfere with your daily activities. Learn more about how braces can fix an overbite by scheduling an appointment now

Do You Need Braces If You Have An Overbite?

Braces do more than enhance your appearance. Wearing braces can boost the health of your gums and teeth. Conditions like overbites, crooked, or gapped teeth can have significant effects on your health. 

An overbite is a condition where the upper teeth overlap your lower teeth. When left unchecked, overbites can cause tooth decay, enamel wear, jaw pain, speech interference, gum disease, and other conditions. Getting treatment to correct your overbite can help you avoid these costly and painful issues. 

Every person has unique treatment needs. Depending on your condition, your teeth will need different levels of intervention. We will evaluate your needs during your free appointment and find the best available treatment option for you.

girl with overbite at orthodontist

Can Braces Fix An Overbite?

There are many orthodontic options to help correct overbites. Most overbites can be treated by applying gentle pressure over time. Braces treatment can help most people improve their bite pattern. Depending on your needs, we offer Invisalign, Clarity ADVANCED ceramic braces, and traditional braces. 

Invisalign aligners can help re-adjust your jaw and teeth. Each custom-made aligner gradually helps reduce and correct your overbite. Transparent Invisalign aligners fit easily into almost any busy routine, all you need to do is replace your aligners every seven to ten days. Dr. Lazzara was one of the first adopters of Invisalign in the country. He has an unparalleled track record of helping teens and adults achieve lasting smiles with Invisalign. 

People with severe overbites may need braces. Metal and clear braces can help people with severe overbites. Clear braces — sometimes called clear ceramic braces — use a durable ceramic material that blends in with your teeth. These braces have a low profile design that is less noticeable than other options. Clear ceramic braces use rounded corners that cut down on cheek rubbing and overall mouth irritation.

Metal braces are a fresh take on the design of classic braces. They are useful for creating healthy bites and beautiful smiles. Plus, these metal braces have an improved design that allows for more comfort and style than ever before!

Because overcrowding sometimes causes overbites, it is occasionally necessary to remove teeth to correct overbites. While these cases are typically treated with braces, Dr. Lazzara does have experience treating these patients with Invisalign. 

girl smiles with braces

How Long Does It Take To Fix An Overbite With Braces?

There are no standard requirements for how long you might need to wear braces. Typical treatment time varies from between twelve months to two years. However, severe overcrowding may lengthen this time. You can optimize your results by taking care of your braces during treatment. 

You will need to wear a retainer after completing treatment. A retainer helps your smile keep its shape. Maintaining your new smile requires indefinitely wearing your retainer for a few nights each week. We offer both removable and permanent retainers.

Get An Overbite Consultation Near You

It’s always a great time to start your journey towards getting the smile you deserve. Whether you need Invisalign, clear braces, or metal braces, our award-winning experts are ready to help you achieve a brilliant smile with treatment options that fit your lifestyle. 

If you have crowded teeth or an overbite, you owe it to yourself to contact Lazzara Orthodontics. For over 20 years, we have helped residents of Jacksonville Beach and Ponte Vedra/Nocatee get lasting results. 

Discover for yourself why so many people trust Lazzara Orthodontics with their smiles. Book your free consultation now.