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 Examination£77
Small x-rays£25
Airflow Stain Removal - All Teeth£40
OPG (Large Panoramic X-ray)£109
New Patient Examination + two x-rays£140
Full Case Assessment - Implants£179
CT Scan£189
Whitening£349
Orthodontic PricesMember Pricing From
(non member prices apply to referrals as well)
All Orthodontic assessments include general exam and case preparation as necessary
Full Case Assessment£225
Metal Fixed BracesMember Pricing From
Full Case Assessment£225
6 months / Simple Crowding£1,650
12 months / Medium Crowding£2,200
18 months£2,750
24+ months£3,455
Complex CasesCome for a Consultation!
FinanceOnline Application
Cosmetic Fixed BracesMember Pricing From
Full Case Assessment£225
6 months / Simple Crowding£2,200
12 months / Medium Crowding£2,879
18 months£3,455
24+ months£4,029
Complex CasesCome for a Consultation!
FinanceOnline Application
Invisalign BracesMember Pricing From
Full Case Assessment£225
< 30 aligners£3,245
> 30 aligners£4,000
RetainersMember Pricing From
Fixed retainers£115
Removable retainers£175
Mouth GuardsMember Pricing From
Sports Guard£155
Bite Guard£289
Children's TreatmentMember Pricing From
Children (5-16)£40
Examination (under 5 years old)FREE
Fissure Sealant£39
Examination (6-16 years old)£40
Routine Hygiene if parent's on plan£40
Deciduous Filling£39
Extraction of Deciduous Tooth£42
Permanent Filling as per adult fees

What they say about us

Exemplary Customer Service

From start to finish the Winning Smiles team have had an exemplary approach to customer service. The initial call to make an appointment for a consultation was handled extremely professionally by Dental Receptionists. They were able to make an appointment around my busy schedule and I got an appointment within 10 days.

The consultation went ahead as planned where I had photos taken of my teeth and then advised of the best plan of action to improve my misaligned teeth. Also during the consultation, I was advised of the payment options and potential payment plans if I couldn’t settle the bill as a whole.

Then came the pre-dental treatment to ready me for my braces. The Hygienist was absolutely brilliant. She cleaned my teeth and also went in to great detail on how I should clean and maintain my teeth.

Due to a large Frenulum, I had to undergo a Frenectomy. I was extremely nervous about having the Frenectomy but was reassured by the Orthodontist and the procedure was carried out quickly and pain-free.

Following the Frenectomy I had my braces installed and revisited the practice every 4-6 weeks for 11 months. During these visits again all the team were very courteous and polite and put me at ease.

The day the braces were finally removed the Orthodontist removed I was provided with a fixed brace and measured-up for a night brace to also use. I was reminded how to clean my teeth and also that if I had any problems to come back and see them.

So to close this practice lives up to its name because I truly have a ‘Winning Smile’ now.
Thank you.

Ruth – Don’t be scared of sedation!

DON’T BE SCARED OF SEDATION……..IT’S BRILLIANT….TRUST ME!!!

I came in for 4 hours sedation with your FANTASTIC sedationist Doctor Damian. It was recommended as I needed 10 upper crowns and surgery to even up my gum lines. This involved a very lengthy treatment, which thankfully I was not aware of. Amazingly I was told to eat and drink before treatment. The drug process to put me to sleep was not in the least bit traumatic. It only involved a tiny needle, with just one drop at a time of the drug. When I came round, I did not feel unwell in the least (just not quite with it). It was a totally stress free experience, and I recommend it to anyone undergoing lengthy/complex work.
Andrew is also doing a brilliant job, sorting out my general and cosmetic dentistry…..BEFORE AND AFTER his clever Dad Michael straightened them for me with Invisalign.
The girls are all great too, and I am SO lucky to have found the perfect team at Winning Smiles!