Overbite Correction

Overbite correction is one of the most common reasons patients come to our Orthodontic team – or in plain English – to reduce the amount their front teeth stick out!  There are many reasons to do this.

Fixing an overbite can:

  • Reduce problems with eating and speaking
  • Reduce the risk of injuring the teeth (especially in children and sports people)
  • Looking good feels great

Before and After

fixing an overbite problem   an overbite correction teeth fixed

Luckily here at Winning Smiles we have plenty of ways of treating big overbites (and reversed overbites….but maybe that’s one for another day!).

As with everything we do, it’s all pretty logical; if you want to reduce an overbite we can either move the top teeth backwards, or move the bottom teeth forwards, or, as in most cases, a bit of both.

Moving the top teeth

To move the top teeth backwards we normally use a combination of expanding the top jaw width ways, whilst using elastic to pull the top teeth backwards. This tends to give great, broad, aesthetic smiles whilst treating the overbite.

Some dentists will frequently ask you to have 2 top teeth taken out to reduce a big overbite, so as they can pull all of the front teeth backwards; We’re pleased to say that this is something we very rarely do at Winning Smiles.

We try to keep healthy teeth wherever we can, and 90% of our treatments are completed without extractions.

There are also techniques we use to try and help the lower jaw slide forwards, and in doing so move the front teeth forwards. We can do this with functional appliances in younger patients, a type of brace that uses your own growth to help correct an overbite.  We can also use fixed braces with elastic to help move the lower teeth.

Methods for reducing overbite

We use three of the most sophisticated systems to help reduce overbites:

  1. Functional appliances, including the cutting edge ALF appliance
  2. Fixed Damon braces, proven to move teeth far quicker than traditional lower cost braces
  3. Invisalign, clear teeth aligners

Depending on the severity of the overbite, it can be corrected in as little as 6 months, with prices from £1,200.  To find out if this treatment could be appropriate for you, why not contact us for a free consultation?

Why Not Book a Free Consultation?

As ever, until we see you, we can’t tell what the options are for you. So we do offer free consultations, and from there we can create the individual treatment plans

If you are tempted, then fill in the form below, and we’ll contact you to arrange a convenient time.

The Free Consultation

Without seeing things for ourselves, we can’t tell people what their options are.

And so with that in mind, we are happy to offer free consultations, as this is a big decision for most people. We are careful to take budget, comfort and appearance into account when explaining all the available choices and there is never any pressure to proceed, and certainly not on the day.

We set out to be a friendly practice and try to provide everybody with what’s right for them, at an affordable cost. We hope our dentist reviews give that impression.

Overbite Correction Price List

The following costs for Overbite Correction are correct when written, but they can change. We will provide written pricing for each ‘cosmetic treatment’ as part of our free consultation.You don’t have to be a member to have treatment at Winning Smiles.

Dental Plan

£18.90 per month, free to join

Orthodontic Prices

Member

(non member prices apply to referrals as well)
All Orthodontic assessments include general exam and case preparation as necessary

Ortho-assessment

£195

Metal Fixed Braces

Full Case Assessment£195
Simple Crowding£1,500
Medium Crowding£2,000
Complex CasesCome for a Consultation!
FinanceOnline Application
Fixed Retainers£100 per Arch
Removable Retainers£150 per arch

Cosmetic Fixed Braces

Full Case Assessment£195
Simple Crowding£2,000
Medium Crowding£2,500
Complex CasesCome for a Consultation!
FinanceOnline Application
Fixed Retainers£100 per Arch
Removable Retainers£150 per arch

Inman Aligners

Full Case Assessment£195
Inman 1 arch£1,800
Inman 2 arch£2,700
Plus Retainers£210/£378

Invisalign

Full Case Assessment£195
Invisalign Lite (<14 aligners)£2,500 (from)
Invisalign Full (>14 aligners)£2,900 (from)
Trutain Retainers£150

Damon/Fixed Cosmetic (self-ligating)

Full Case Assessment£195
Single Arch£3500 (£4375) or £194 per month
Lab Fees£300
Full Arch£4500 (£5625) or £250 per month
Lab Fees£600
Plus Retainers (Free to members)£210/£378

Mouth Guards

Sports Guard£126
Bite Guard£126
Payment Plans are available for all Teeth Straightening Solutions, although these may require a deposit and higher fees.