Adolescent and teenage years are a sensitive time for most youngsters. A crooked or misaligned smile can reduce your child’s confidence and force them to feel awkward. If you’re planning to bring your child for a detailed orthodontic assessment to Advanced Dental Concepts, please contact our skilled dentist near you.
Abnormal positioning of teeth and overbite can cause several issues. Crooked teeth can alter your bite, spoil the appearance of your smile, and result in poor articulation while speaking.
Once you book an appointment, Dr. Dana Nichols will evaluate your child’s teeth and create a treatment plan to straighten the smile. Invisalign® in Laguna Beach, CA usually takes anywhere between 12 and 18 months to rectify your smile. The duration depends on the degree of realigning required and the oral health of the patient.
Malocclusion occurs when the upper and lower dental arches don’t meet in a uniform, balanced manner. According to the ADA, at least 70% of children suffer from different degrees of overbites.
An overbite develops when the upper teeth protrude over the lower set, making it difficult for the patient to close the mouth properly. If an overbite is not treated on time, the teeth may crowd each other (when there is too little room) or result in large gaps (when there is too much room). Our highly trained dentist in Laguna Beach, can correct mild to moderate overbite issues with Invisalign®.
If ignored, an overbite may lead to one or more of the following effects:
Invisalign® transparent aligners near you can be used to correct problems related to an overbite, crossbite, and crooked teeth. The ‘precision cuts’ option involves the addition of elastic bands to treat more severe overbite problems.
Dr. Dana Nichols may need to treat decay or perform extractions (if needed) before fitting you or your child with Invisalign® clear braces.