Overbite Correction

Dental overbite correction without surgery 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 by moving teeth to the correct position
  • Reduce the risk of injuring the teeth (especially in children and sports people)
  • Reduce overcrowding and align crooked teeth; looking good feels great
  • Help avoid tooth decay, long-term gum disease and tooth loss by making brushing more effective
  • Sometimes removes jaw pain, although this might be caused by types of malocclusion and bite problems

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.

Methods for reducing overbite

There are a number of sophisticated treatment options to help reduce untreated overbite:

  • Composite bonding and overlay treatment for minor overbite and misaligned teeth
  • Functional appliances, including the cutting-edge ALF appliance for proper alignment
  • Fixed Damon braces, proven to move teeth far quicker than traditional lower cost braces
  • Invisalign, clear teeth aligners help align the jaw and solve a bad bite
  • Traditional braces can sometimes be a longer-term additional treatment

Moving the top teeth

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

To move the top teeth backwards, we normally use a combination of expanding the top jaw width ways whilst using rubber bands to pull the top teeth backwards, this eases crowded teeth.

This tends to give great, broad, aesthetic smiles whilst treating the overbite.

Some dentists will frequently ask you to have 2 top adult teeth taken out to reduce a big overbite so that 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 forward.

We can do this with functional appliances in younger patients, a type of brace that uses your growth to help correct an overbite. We can also use fixed braces with elastic to help move the lower teeth.

What we don’t do

  • Tooth extraction to fix overbites, we try to avoid extraction at all costs
  • Corrective jaw surgery, orthognathic surgery or surgical procedures for a skeletal overbite, we are not plastic surgeons

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

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.

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Overbite Correction Price List

The following costs for Overbite Correction are potentially a number of different treatments, and can change. We will provide written pricing for each ‘cosmetic or orthodontic treatment’ as part of our free consultation. You don’t have to be a member to have treatment at Winning Smiles.

Dental Plan£21.85/month
Treatment TypeMember Pricing From
Routine ExaminationIncluded
Routine Small x-raysIncluded
Airflow Stain Removal - All Teeth£35
OPG (Large Panoramic X-ray)£105
New Patient Examination + two x-rays£130
Full Case Assessment - Implants£175
CT Scan£180
Orthodontic PricesMember
(non member prices apply to referrals as well)
All Orthodontic assessments include general exam and case preparation as necessary
Full Case Assessment£215
Metal Fixed BracesPrice
6 months / Simple Crowding£1650
12 months / Medium Crowding£2200
18 months£2750
24+ months £3300
Complex CasesCome for a Consultation!
FinanceOnline Application
Cosmetic Fixed BracesPrice
Full Case Assessment£215
6 months / Simple Crowding£2200
12 months / Medium Crowding£2750
18 months£3300
24+ months £3850
Complex CasesCome for a Consultation!
FinanceOnline Application
Invisalign BracesPrice
Trutain Retainers£150
Full Case Assessment£215
< 30 aligners £3245
> 30 aligners£4000
Fixed retainers £110
Removable retainers£165
Mouth GuardsPrice
Sports Guard£145
Bite Guard£145
Children's TreatmentMember Pricing From
Children (0-16)
Examination (under 5 years old)FREE
Fissure Sealant£29
Examination (6-16 years old)£35
Routine Hygiene if parent's on plan£35
Deciduous Filling£37
Extraction of Deciduous Tooth£40
Permanent Filling as per adult fees

What they say about us

Confidence Restored

After having spent years feeling embarrassed and unconfident with my teeth, I visited winning smiles feeling quite unsure as to how much of a difference they would be able to make. I am extremely pleased to say, after several months of excellent treatment I finally have the smile I had always wished for. The team at winning smiles have given me a new found confidence, and I can’t thank or recommend them highly enough.

Their professionalism, friendliness, honesty and generosity have been of constant comfort through the process.

Thankyou so much Ian,Andrew and the rest of the Winning Smiles team.

A smile to be proud of

I would just like to thank Andrew, Ian and all of the staff at Winning Smiles.

I have just completed my treatment, implants, crowns, orthodontics and whitening and am over the moon with the results. I found all of the staff at Winning Smiles very friendly and extremely professional. They listened to the problems I was having with my teeth, suggested solutions and explained every stage of the procedures.

I would highly recommend them as I now have a ‘Winning Smile’ to be proud of.