Buck TeethHow to get rid of buck teeth?
What are buck teeth?
Buck teeth, or as sadly some people refer to as “goofy teeth”, is a term given to describe large overbites or protruding teeth, a type of malocclusion where the top row of teeth typically overlaps with the bottom row. In severe misalignment cases, treatment might be required to realign the smile to prevent oral problems from arising.
What causes buck teeth (overbite)?
Often caused by genetics, overbites can also form from childhood habits like thumb-sucking. Overbites are common and something we see all the time at our clinic, with most of the time, patients correcting the issue because of aesthetics.
Before and after results using treatments like braces and veneers
Explore our results treating overbites.
Risks of buck teeth
Without treatment, buck teeth can cause several oral health issues, such as:
- Tooth decay and gum disease
- Difficulty and problems with speech
- Bruxism and jaw issues
- Easier to chip, crack or knock out
- Difficulty breathing
- Damage to gums and other teeth
Invisalign for buck teeth
Invisalign is successful in treating overbites within 12 months. Custom-designed clear plastic trays are used to gradually move your teeth back into a more suitable position throughout the course of your treatment. Opting for Invisalign is great for patients wanting to avoid the semi-permanency of braces as they are removable.
Can you straighten an overbite without braces?
Options to fix an overbite without braces include orthognathic surgery that helps move your teeth and jaw properly, resulting in a more agreeable bite. That said, jaw surgery is a big commitment and is recommended mostly where the problem is skeletal or severe. In slight overbite cases, veneers can be used to straighten teeth and mask buck teeth. The benefit of using veneers over other cosmetic procedure is the fact that it’s fast and long-lasting.