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Should You Surgically Correct Your Overbite?

Posted on 11/20/2016 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
A girl suffering from a severe overbite.
Having an overbite can be inconvenient, to say the least. Depending on the cause of your overbite, you may have several choices when it comes to correcting it. One of the most severe forms of correction is surgery.

Usually reserved as a last resort when other forms of correction such as braces and other forms of dental mechanical correction have failed, or when your dentist determines that your overbite is too severe to respond to such forms of correction.

Overbite Surgery

An overbite can be a minor nuisance, or it can be a major problem. A serious overbite can lead to problems with chewing, speaking, and jaw pain. It can also contribute to early and aggressive wearing of the teeth as they strike each other unevenly.

If you have an extreme overbite, you may be considering surgery. Consider that surgery is a drastic remedial step, and one that should not be approached lightly. While only you can determine if surgery is your best option, consider that surgery is usually only used in cases where the overbite is a result of a skeletal issue, and where the patient is an adult.

If the patient is a child, his or her jaw is still developing, and less severe methods of correction can almost always bring about the desired results. Even in cases where the patient is not a child, surgery should only be considered as a last option.

If You Are Considering Surgery

If you have an overbite and you have been considering surgery, we are here to help you out. If you have any questions about the process, or if you would just like to explore your options, please do not hesitate to contact us, or send us an email. We're here to help you have the smile you've always wanted, and we look forward to hearing from you!

The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants would like to inform you of the enhanced safety protocol developed for our office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association, and local government, we have enhanced our already stringent protocols for hygiene and safety.

•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields

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Madison, WI 53713

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