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Las Vegas Braces For Overbites And Underbites

Dealing with an overbite or underbite can be frustrating. You may experience functional or aesthetic issues affecting how you eat, speak, and even feel about your smile. If you have bite problems and are looking for a solution, our skilled team of Las Vegas dentists can correct an underbite or overbite with orthodontic treatment!

Contact us at one of our Las Vegas dental offices to learn how we can transform your smile and improve your oral health with braces for underbite and overbite issues.

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What Is An Overbite Vs. An Underbite?

An overbite is a malocclusion that happens when a person’s upper teeth overlap the bottom teeth. Although some overlap is normal, the upper teeth shouldn’t cover more than two to four millimeters of the lower teeth.

On the other hand, an underbite is when the lower row of teeth extends further out than the upper teeth. This often creates an appearance of the lower jaw protruding forward and the teeth not aligning properly.

Effects Of An Underbite Vs. An Overbite

Bite misalignments can affect more than just how your smile looks. Both an overbite and underbite can lead to dental issues and other health complications, including:

  • Difficulty biting and chewing
  • Excessive wear on teeth
  • Cavities caused by tooth enamel erosion
  • Gum disease
  • Bad breath
  • Speech issues
  • Jaw pain
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Low self-esteem or anxiety
  • Sleep apnea

What Causes An Underbite Or Overbite?

Depending on the person, different factors can cause various types of overbites and underbites. Common reasons why some people have bite issues include:

  • Genetics: If your parents have an overbite or underbite, you can inherit those same traits and have a similar condition
  • Childhood habits: Habitually sucking your thumb or using a pacifier as a toddler or child can change the shape of your jaw and cause bite problems
  • Dental trauma: Sometimes, a dental injury or accident can affect the jaw and how teeth come together if it doesn’t heal properly
  • Teeth grinding: People who tend to grind their teeth (bruxism) are more likely to have an overbite
  • Tongue-thrusting: When the tongue is continually pushed forward in the mouth, it can eventually cause the teeth to move forward as well
  • Tumor: In rare cases, a tumor in the mouth or jaw causes the jaw to change shape, resulting in bite issues
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Overbite And Underbite Orthodontic Treatment

At Absolute Dental, our skilled orthodontic team can address your bite problems and correct the misalignment with braces. During your initial appointment, we’ll discuss possible treatment options and what you can expect during the process.

Types Of Braces For Underbites And Overbites

Your dentist may recommend one of these orthodontic options for your bite issue:

  • Metal braces
  • Ceramic or clear braces
  • Lingual braces
  • Clear aligners or invisible braces

Traditional metal or ceramic braces are typically the best choice for people with any level of malocclusion. However, clear aligners may also be a solution for mild to moderate overbites and underbites. If you want a more discreet treatment option but are not a good candidate for clear aligners, you can ask your dentist about lingual braces.

Orthodontic Treatment Process

Dental braces apply continual pressure to the teeth during treatment to gently shift your smile and align the jaw.

With metal or ceramic braces, brackets are attached to each tooth, and an archwire passes through each one. Your orthodontist will periodically tighten and adjust the archwire to achieve optimal results.

If you use clear aligners to treat your underbite or overbite, you will wear a series of plastic alignment trays that progressively guide your teeth and jaw into alignment. You will need to wear these aligners for at least 22 hours a day during treatment.

Treatment Duration

Treatment times will vary based on the severity of the malocclusion and whether other procedures are necessary prior to installing the braces. When treatment is complete, you’ll have a beautifully straight smile and a better-functioning jaw.

Braces Care and Maintenance

During orthodontic treatment for bite issues, it’s crucial to take care of your braces to maintain your oral health and keep your progress on track. Our team will provide instructions and guidelines on how to keep your braces clean and avoid damage.

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Absolute Dental is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.

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Overbites and Underbites FAQs

Generally, orthodontic treatment can take anywhere from six months to two years. Treatment times will be much shorter for people with minor or moderate overbites or underbites than for patients with more severe bite issues. In some cases, patients may have to wear braces for longer than two years for successful outcomes.

When an underbite or overbite is severe, orthodontic treatment may not be enough to completely correct the issue. Your dentist may recommend other options, such as orthognathic surgery, to help you get the best results.

While wearing braces for underbite or overbite, you may need to adjust your diet and oral hygiene habits to prevent damage to your braces. Typically, you’ll need to avoid hard or sticky foods that can break the metal brackets or archwire. Also, you should stop biting your nails, chewing on ice, pens, or pencils, and smoking.

Affordable Las Vegas Braces At Absolute Dental

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7320 South Rainbow Boulevard 103
Las Vegas, Nevada 89139
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6127 South Rainbow Boulevard 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
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1860 East Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
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3830 East Flamingo Road Ste E2
Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
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3674 East Sunset Road 120
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
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860 South Rancho Drive Ste 3
Las Vegas, Nevada 89106
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8380 West Cheyenne Avenue ste 102
Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
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6122 West Lake Mead Boulevard ste 105
Las Vegas, Nevada 89108
Phone Number: (702) 843-5033

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8430 Farm Road 120
Las Vegas, Nevada 89131
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4035 South Durango Drive 103
Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
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169 N Nellis Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89110
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3945 South Maryland Parkway Ste A
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
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9400 South Eastern Avenue 101
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
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945 S Rainbow Blvd
Las Vegas, Nevada 89145
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4300 Meadows Lane 1350
Las Vegas, Nevada 89107
Phone Number: (702) 843-5039

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4720 Blue Diamond Road Ste 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89139
Phone Number: (702) 583-5342

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8380 West Cheyenne Avenue ste 104
Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
Phone Number: (702) 733-0888

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6820 West Flamingo Road # I
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
Phone Number: (702) 848-7760

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4469 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102
Phone Number: (702) 848-7760

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7901 West Tropical Parkway 120
Las Vegas, Nevada 89149
Phone Number: ​(702) 839-5030

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Sat: Some Saturdays 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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3226 North Decatur Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89130
Phone Number: (702) 648-6800

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2030 East Warm Springs Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Phone Number: (702) 735-4470

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8445 West Flamingo Road Suite 2
Las Vegas, Nevada 89147
Phone Number: (702) 309-0909

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320 North Nellis Boulevard unit 4
Las Vegas, Nevada 89110
Phone Number: (702) 605-9120

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Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

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7581 West Lake Mead Boulevard 160
Las Vegas, Nevada 89128
Phone Number: (702) 551-4128

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Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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7101 West Craig Road suite 102
Las Vegas, Nevada 89129
Phone Number: (702) 625-8031

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Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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5731 South Fort Apache Road #110
Las Vegas, Nevada 89148
Phone Number: (702) 476-2700

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Monday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
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Wednesday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
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Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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8710 West Charleston Boulevard suite 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
Phone Number: (702) 330-8952

Hours

Monday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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7520 West Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89117
Phone Number: (702) 384-7200

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Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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6910 South Rainbow Boulevard Suite 104
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118
Phone Number: (702) 395-0157

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