Bite Correction

Dental Beauty offers custom solutions to fix overbite, crossbite, and open bite without braces.

We accept most insurance plans. We also accept payment from most PPO and indemnity plans. Please call us to make an appointment and we will answer any questions you may have.

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What Are Overbites and Crossbites?

Dentists refer to teeth misalignments, such as an overbite or crossbite, as malocclusions. Overbites involve upper teeth protruding too far over the bottom teeth. Crossbites occur when upper teeth do not pass over the lower teeth. Instead, they are pushed back enough to fit behind lower teeth.

What Causes Overbites and Crossbites?

Overbites typically emerge in childhood when the size or shape of a child’s jaw is abnormal. Unless there is enough room provided by the jaw, teeth could erupt crookedly, resulting in an overbite or crossbite. Long-term pacifier or thumb-sucking after a child’s baby teeth have come in may be a reason for overbites. Loss of a tooth, genetics, teeth grinding (bruxism), and jaw joint problems are additional causes of overbites or crossbites. Children and adults with bruxism may need to wear a custom mouth guard to prevent tooth erosion and chipping.

Consequences of Untreated Malocclusions

In addition to causing chewing problems and pain, untreated overbites or crossbites can promote tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, difficulty closing and opening the mouth properly, as well as speech impediments. Moreover, neglecting to get dental care for malocclusions in childhood only allows the problem to worsen and potentially result in physical changes to facial structure.

Overbites and crossbites used to be treated with metal braces. Correcting mild to moderate malocclusions with traditional braces can take a year or more, requiring multiple visits to the dentists for tightening of wires and checkups. There is also the risk of discoloration and pitting with metal braces that are worn for more than six months. However, Dental Beauty offers solutions to fix overbites and underbites the do not require braces.

Overbite Correction

Revolutionizing the orthodontic industry and how dentists straighten teeth, the Invisalign system of correcting abnormal positioning utilizes removable aligners that fit comfortably over teeth. Invisalign aligners contain no brackets or wires and are almost invisible when worn because they are made from a transparent plastic material.

Invisalign wearers will be provided with a succession of differently molded trays designed to move teeth into the straightest position possible. Initially, the dentist evaluates the position of teeth and enters dimension information into computer software that predetermines the shape of each Invisalign aligner. This data is then sent to a laboratory where technicians create multiple customized Invisalign aligners.

Each aligner is worn for about two weeks before the patient discards the old aligner and begins wearing a new one. New aligners will have slightly different dimensions than previously worn aligners.

How Long Does It Take for Bite Correction with Invisalign?

Teeth will begin to move gradually as each aligner exerts enough pressure to move them into proper positions. Aligners need to be worn around 22 hours a day to accomplish desired results. Most patients complete treatment within nine to 12 months. Unlike metal braces, Invisalign trays can be removed when eating, brushing your teeth, or performing other actions that may require trays to be temporarily removed.

Does Crossbite Correction Take Longer Than an Overbite Correction?

Following a complete evaluation of a crossbite, your Dental Beauty dentist will discuss reasonable time frames for correcting a crossbite. In some cases, crossbites involve only one or two abnormally positioned teeth. Fewer teeth to move may help expedite completion time of treatment with Invisalign

Open Bite Correction with Invisalign

Less common than overbites or crossbites, open bites occur when the lower and upper front teeth both slant outward. When the mouth is closed, they do not touch each other. Open bites develop for mostly the same reasons other malocclusions develop.

Learn more about how Dental Beauty can fix overbite, crossbite, or open bite without braces by scheduling a consultation appointment today.

What Are Dental Implants?

Full dental implants are replacements for both the missing tooth and the missing root. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are inserted into the gum, replacing both the root and the tooth.

Dental implants can be categorized as restorative dentistry surgery, as they contribute to your mouth’s health.

The dental implant begins with inserting a titanium screw into the jaw. This stimulates the jaw’s bone growth and reduces the “thinning” that can happen when teeth are missing. Once this has healed, the “cap” tooth is fitted into place, and can often be colored to match the surrounding teeth.

With dental implants, you can bite, speak, and chew regularly. Plus, the implant keeps other teeth from shifting in the mouth and maintains oral health. At Dental Beauty, we offer our patients affordable dental implants so they can get the smile they deserve at a cost that aligns with their budget!

Types of Dental Implants

There are a few types of dental implants, and your Bucks County dentist can help you determine which one is best for your mouth. Also, some patients may need to have bone grafting performed on the jaw to support the implant. This can include bone augmentation or a sinus lift, adding bone below the sinus where it’s deteriorated due to missing back teeth on the upper part of the jaw.

  • Subperiosteal dental implants are placed under the gum, and either on or above the jawbone. This type of implant is best for people who don’t have a healthy enough jawbone and don’t want to or cannot undergo bone augmentation procedures to rebuild it.
  • Endosteal dental implants are placed directly in the jawbone. These use the titanium screw implant and are the most common type of implant.

FAQs About Dental Implants

Here are some common questions we hear about dental implants:

Does dental insurance cover implants?

Many dental insurance companies consider implants to be a cosmetic dentistry procedure, and therefore may not provide coverage. We can work with your insurance to help determine if this is a medically necessary procedure. If you’re considering dental implants, you may wish to look for a new dental policy that does cover the procedure before booking the appointment.

Does PA Medicaid cover dental implants?

Traditional Medicaid, which is Medicaid Part A and Medicaid Part B, does not cover dental implants. However, some supplemental Medicaid insurance plans, called Medicare Advantage Plans, may cover dental implants. Private insurance companies provide these plans, and each plan varies on coverage.

How much do dental implants cost in PA?

Depending on the number of implants you need and whether you need bone grafting procedures, the costs can vary widely. Consult one of our dentists for more information regarding an accurate assessment.

Affordable Full Dental Implants in Feasterville, PA

Are you ready for a full, radiant smile? Dental Beauty can help! Specialists in our Feasterville, PA, office perform dental implant surgeries and can custom-make an implant that looks just like your regular teeth. Enjoy the relief of having a secure tooth replacement with our dental implants today! Give us a call or visit us online for more information.

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