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A pronounced underbite or overbite can do more than leave your child with an unattractive smile and diminished self-confidence. Also known as a malocclusion, this orthodontic issue can eventually lead to chipped tooth enamel, fractured teeth, and other dental health issues.

If your child is struggling with an overbite or underbite you should consider scheduling an appointment with an orthodontist like Dr. Deji Fashemo. In many of these cases, the most effective treatment plan is to have him install traditional braces onto their teeth.

If your child is uncomfortable with the appearance of traditional braces, he might be able to apply a porcelain glaze to many of the components. The material can be shaded to match their natural tooth enamel, which can minimize the visual prevalence of the braces.

After the traditional braces have been installed, they will need to return Fourth Dimension Orthodontics & Craniofacial Orthopedics for regularly scheduled adjustment appointments. These simple sessions will gradually bring their teeth closer to their correct alignment.

Once the ideal alignment has been achieved the braces can be removed from their mouth and they will need to use some form of an orthodontic retainer to help hold their teeth in their corrected orientation.

If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and your son or daughter has an overbite, you should call to set up a braces consultation at Fourth Dimension Orthodontics & Craniofacial Orthopedics. Our Dallas, Texas, number is 972.947.2000 and our Allen, TX, number is 972.947.2200. We look forward to assisting you!