How your Cosmetic Dentist in Scotts Valley can Fix an Overbite

Categories: Cosmetic Dentistry


Do you have an overbite? This condition is more common than you might think. An overbite could be slight – with your upper teeth overlapping your lower teeth by just a few millimeters. Even a minor overbite can cause problems: jaw pain, excessive tooth wear or a heightened risk of tooth decay, just to name a few possible consequences. An overbite means your teeth are uneven when your jaw and teeth are at rest. Now for the good news… your overbite can be resolved by… your cosmetic dentist? It’s true. Find out how today on the blog.

Reasons to choose a cosmetic dentist to treat your overbite in Santa Cruz

  • Quick results: Most cosmetic dental procedures can be completed in two or fewer appointments. If multiple appointments are needed, they typically take place about two weeks apart from one another.
  • Less discomfort: Cosmetic dentistry not only works more quickly to resolve an overbite but does so with less discomfort. Whether you choose a traditional method of treatment such as braces or even an alternative such as Invisalign®, there will be times you experience discomfort as pressure on your teeth guides them into a better alignment.

What method can a cosmetic dentist use to correct an overbite?

Veneers represent one of the most popular, most versatile treatment options that are available to a trained and experienced cosmetic dentist. Invented nearly a hundred years ago for use on a film set by a Hollywood dentist, veneers now are utilized by highly-skilled cosmetic dentists like Dr. Max and Dr, Ariana at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry to improve the appearance of patients’ smiles.

In cases of an overbite, veneers are affixed to the front of the teeth being treated. It is important to note that veneers do not correct an overbite; rather, they conceal the overbite, presenting the appearance of a smile full of straight, perfectly-aligned teeth. This is just one of the treatment situations for veneers, which also can address small chips, cracks or fractures in teeth, permanently whiten someone’s smile or conceal an unwanted gap between teeth – usually the front teeth.

Veneers are permanently bonded to the tooth or teeth that are being treated. That means cleaning them is as easy as brushing them the same way you would your natural teeth, and then flossing around the edges of the veneers to prevent the accumulation of food particles, bacteria and plaque, which not only lead to tooth decay but could compromise the effectiveness of your veneers. At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, we work with veneers made of dental porcelain – a beautiful and durable material that resists the accumulation of surface stains and possesses a similar translucency to natural tooth enamel.

Cosmetic dentistry in Los Gatos, Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley in California

If you want to use cosmetic dentistry to resolve your overbite, the recommended procedure will depend on how severe your overbite is. The cost also will vary based on what method of treatment is chosen. To learn more about how we can correct an overbite or just conceal it through cosmetic dentistry, schedule a consultation at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry today. Just call (831) 438-4411 or complete our online contact form.