What Bite Types Can Traditional Metal Braces Correct?

At Trusted Dental Care, we offer orthodontic treatment that can improve different bite types. Traditional metal braces help patients in Wylie, TX straighten their teeth, improve their oral health, and help make it easier to chew, bite, and speak. We offer braces to children, teens, and adults of all ages. Ultimately, metal braces are better for certain orthodontic issues. After a thorough dental exam with Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot at our office, we can determine if you’re a candidate for braces.

Who is a good candidate for metal braces?

Adult metal braces are a great orthodontic treatment for a variety of patients. Our orthodontic braces are made of top-grade stainless steel archwires and mounts, which make them comfortable to wear. We use high-quality elastics that can be customized to your choosing and are easy to apply. During your appointment with Dr. G., he will review your options and help you choose the one that best suits your goals for your smile.

You may be a good candidate for metal braces in Wylie, TX if you have:

  • Crowded teeth

  • Gaps in your smile

  • Protruding or rotated teeth

  • Narrow arches

  • An underbite

  • An overbite

  • A crossbite

  • An open bite

Ultimately, when you want to correct teeth bite, our professional dental team can help you.

What causes a poor bite?

The most common oral health issue that requires orthodontic treatment is malocclusion or a bad bite. Malocclusion can be caused by several things, including:

  • Small mouth: A small mouth can result in a limited amount of space for the teeth to erupt properly. This can lead to crowded teeth.

  • Tongue thrusting: Some children thrust their tongue forward, which results in the protrusion of teeth or an open bite.

  • Extra teeth or not enough: Sometimes, someone can have extra teeth develop and/or protrude, or some teeth do not develop at all. If you have too many teeth or not enough, your bite will be affected.

  • Misaligned jaw: A misaligned jaw affects the bite. Malocclusion may result in difficulty chewing and speaking. It can also contribute to TMD and teeth grinding (bruxism).

At Trusted Dental Care, we can perform a thorough dental exam that determines if you have a poor bite.

Braces for overbite and crossbites

With the help of traditional metal braces, you can achieve bite closure. With teeth straightening, you can correct the bite, and symptoms resulting from malocclusion. For patients with a single-tooth crossbite, the tooth can be moved with braces into the proper position. If multiple teeth are involved with a crossbite, the arch will need to be expanded with braces and expanders. An overbite can be corrected by moving the front teeth up or bringing the back teeth together with bottom teeth to open the bite, so teeth are properly aligned.

Do you need braces for an open bite?

When you have an open bite, the success of braces depends on the results you’re looking for. Braces may not provide a dramatic transformation; however, it can improve your bite significantly. At Trusted Dental Care, Dr. G. can correct an open bite with growth modification of the jaw with braces.

Learn more about teeth straightening

When you want to straighten your teeth and improve your bite, traditional metal braces may be the answer. At Trusted Dental Care, Dr. Fesaha Gebrehiwot uses braces on patients with crossbites, open bites, underbites, and other malocclusions. To schedule a consultation to learn if you’re a candidate for braces, call our Wylie, TX, office today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.