If you suffer from a problematic overbite, don’t fret. Overbite occurs when the upper teeth overlap with the lower teeth. It is an incredibly common issue. In fact, most people have at least a slight overbite. You run into trouble when your overbite is too severe. If you or your doctor suspect you have a deep bite, or a large overbite, it is time to take action. Thankfully, Dr. Kenn Kakosian has the solution for you. Our state-of-the-art Invisalign® treatment can cure your overbite and set you on your way to a happier, healthier smile.
The Dangers of Overbite
Overbite has many names. If you’ve lived with an overbite, you might have heard it called Class I or II malocclusion by your doctors. Less qualified individuals may have referred to it as buck teeth. In many cases, overbite is harmless. The severity of an overbite determines the health risk. The more severe the overbite, the greater the risk of developing more serious related issues. One of the first things Dr. Kenn Kakosian will look for is whether your overbite prevents a normal bite. Your bite is defined by the way your upper and lower teeth fit together. It is crucial to take action before your overbite causes more severe damage to your mouth and way of life. With an overbite, you are at risk for the following:
- Difficulty or pain while chewing, eating, and biting
- Speech impediments, including lisps
- Issues breathing
- Altered appearance of facial structure
Bucking Buck Teeth
Whether you want to fix your overbite for cosmetic reasons or you’re concerned for your oral health, you don’t have to live with buck teeth. Like your jaw shape, hair color, and other physical features, an overbite can be hereditary. Some people suffer from buck teeth or severe overbites that have been passed down from generation to generation. Others develop overbite due to childhood habits. If you continued sucking your thumb (known in the medical world as non-nutritive sucking behavior) past the age of three, you increased your risk of buck teeth. The pressure created by the action of sucking and the placement of the thumb in the mouth can influence the placement of permanent teeth. These permanent teeth can come in at abnormal angles and contribute to overbite later in life. Pacifiers can similarly affect your teeth. If you had habits as a child that negatively impacted your oral health or overbite runs in your family tree, don’t fret. DentAlign NYC is here to help.
NYC’s Affordable Invisalign® Provider
You shouldn’t trust just anyone to fix your overbite. Turn to Dr. Kenn Kakosian, a dentist you can trust. Our office has specialized in Invisalign® treatment for over 15 years. We are ranked among the elite 1% of Invisalign® providers across the country. As an Invisalign® Diamond Plus Provider, we are the number one Invisalign® provider in NYC. Not to mention, we offer our treatments at an affordable rate with payment plan options. Don’t pay more for less. Visit or office to receive the best quality care at an affordable price.
Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation Today
If you are struggling with your overbite, why delay? Here at Dr. Kenn Kakosian DDS, we have the solution for you. Whether you want to improve the cosmetic value of your smile, or you are concerned about the health of your teeth, jaw, and gums, our Invisalign® treatment can help! Contact us today to see if your overbite makes you a good candidate for Invisalign®. Choose a healthier, more confident smile today!