Overbite and Underbite Correction
Overbite or underbite correction are two of the most common problems that Dr. Maddahi's dental office sees. After years of perfecting his innovative procedures, Dr. Maddahi is confident that he has found a safe, and effective alternative to previous options for bite correction. He offers top-notch overbite and underbite correction without surgery.
It is never too late for overbite correction or underbite correction
Bite correction can be a time consuming and sometimes painful process. Because of this, many adults have learned to live with their alignment problems not having the time or patience for a two year correction program. Many adult patients are still unaware that there is no time limit on correcting misalignment of the bite, mistakenly thinking that correction can only be successful during the youthful growth period.
Dr. Maddahi has seen a surge in adult patients coming to him for solutions for overbite correction and underbite correction. In fact one in five orthodontic correction patients are adults wishing to correct a lifetime of crooked or misaligned teeth.
To fill this need, Dr. Maddahi has developed a less invasive and far less time consuming solution that can take years off the process, without surgery or braces. Candidates for this procedure can get relief from bite problems in weeks using this minimally invasive method.
The good news for his adult patients is that the teeth can be moved at any time in life and while teeth move more readily in a child, adults can finally get the smile and performance they have wished for all of their lives.
Advantages of having orthodontic correction
The advantages of having bite correction are not only aesthetic but more importantly can contribute to long term dental health. Overbite and underbite correction essentially aligns the jaw to create an even bite that does not overly stress any one point of the jaw.
Patients who have undergone overbite correction and underbite correction report that problems such as TMJ (Tempormandibular Joint) pain and the resulting headaches, have resolved.
Additionally, patients having difficulty performing dental hygiene tasks due to misalignment in the teeth have a higher incidence of tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. Orthodontic correction has the dual benefit of enhancing the smile and providing a way to preserve the teeth preventing the need for future expensive dental correction such as dental implants.
Traditional methods of overbite and underbite correction
Typically overbite or underbite correction is a process that will take between 2 and 3 years and involves 2 stages of orthodontic procedures, and Orthognathic surgery, and possibly even traditional veneers and crowns to get the correct bite and look for a patient.
The candidate would first receive braces for about 12-18 months to correct the bite non-surgically as much as possible before undergoing Orthognathic surgery to move the upper or lower jaw. Depending on the case, the surgery would either move the upper jaw forward to bring it in alignment with the lower jaw, move the lower jaw backwards, or possibly both. This involves disconnecting the upper jaw from the skull or cutting the lower jaw bone and realigning them with metal plates and/or screws to keep the jaw in place.
This surgery requires a 3 month healing period before possibly going back for more orthodontic work to ensure the bite is in the right place.
There is nothing wrong with going about fixing an incorrect bite this way, but it takes a lot of time, can be painful, and like any surgery there are possible complications such as nausea, infection, and temporary or even permanent numbness of the face.
Overbite and Underbite Correction Without Surgery
One might consider replacing the braces portion of this process with Invisalign, but Invisalign alone will not fix an overbite or underbite, and also will only really work with any success on mild cases, as it cannot be combined with the Orthognathic surgery described above.
The patient should keep in mind as well that if the shape and color of ones teeth is not ideal, straightening them, and/or correcting the bite will not handle the entire problem. There would still need to be some recontouring, reshaping, whitening, or veneers and crowns in order to get the desired look.
As an alternative to this, one might consider seeking out Anti-Aging Dentistry's reconstructive procedures which use premium, hand crafted porcelain veneers and crowns to not only make the smile more aesthetic, but reconstruct the bite to be in a correct and much more comfortable position in a way that is completely innovative.
Countless bite correction procedures without surgery
Dr. Maddahi has worked on countless cases to assure that these procedures can fix an incorrect bite without surgery, or long healing periods. This revolutionary new way of correcting overbites and underbites has saved his patients years of sometimes painful orthodontic work to give them the smile they always dreamed of having without putting a lot of metal in their mouths.
The non-surgical bite correction procedure
The process that determines if someone is a candidate for the Anti-Aging Dentistry solution to overbite correction or underbite correction is a quite simple one!
First Dr. Maddahi would have a mold of the potential patient's teeth made and after carefully examining the case he would work with his Master Technicians to create a temporary wax mock-up of veneers and crowns on the mold itself. If Dr. Maddahi is satisfied that based on what his team is able to fabricate he will be able to rectify the bad bite, he will move forward with the process. The patient will then be able to see exactly what their new smile will look like there in front of them.
How long does overbite and underbite correction take?
If you are a candidate for this revolutionary reconstructive procedure, the estimated time from start to finish is 2 weeks for most cases, and with the very best in both technology and equipment the dental industry has to offer, it is considered a nearly painless undertaking.
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