Over-bites, under-bites and open-bites may seem like simple aesthetic smile issues. Leaving these bite problems unfixed affects the jaw. These bite problems cause different teeth to receive more pressure and to be worn down in different places and can lead to:
- Chronic headaches from TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) disorder
- Premature wear and tear of teeth
- Shifting, damaged or broken teeth
- Speech impediments
- Painful chewing
Malformed bites can cause excess wear, jaw and tooth pain, gum tenderness, and even painful jaw problems. It’s easy to correct those problems by seeing a cosmetic dentist for underbites, over bites, and open bites; they can provide you with invisible braces.
Cosmetic Dentistry for Bite Problems
Bite problems are usually not that hard to fix and can be corrected invisibly. Using invisible braces, teeth can be moved in to optimal positions slowly as they should be. This process is much less uncomfortable than traditional metal braces and can be achieved without the unattractive metal braces that make you feel like you’re in high school again.
Your cosmetic dentist will start with x-rays and images of your teeth to create a digital map. From that map, they create a personal treatment plan. Custom braces are made for you, and then you’re a few months and only occasional checkups from having a better, healthier bite.
These bite problems often exist alongside or cause other aesthetic issues, like uneven tooth spacing. No one is at their most confident with an unappealing smile. It’s amazing how much more confident people are when they have a healthier smile.
If you are concerned about bite problems or other cosmetic dentistry treatments, contact Dr. Kidess today at (480) 991-2290 to schedule an appointment.