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Bruce M. MacNicol, DDS, MS, FRCD (C)
Michael T. Jackson, BA, DDS, MSc, FRCD (C)
Andrew P. Gater, DDS, HBSc, FRCD (C)
Mohammad Mokhtari, DDS, HBSc, FRCD (C)
705-302-0357

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Does an Overbite Need Treatment?
Posted on 7/10/2019 by administrative
For teenagers, braces are a rite of passage. They are something that many young people use to correct a problem with their bite. The most common problem braces help with is an overbite. While the idea of fixing an overbite is very appealing, the process you have to go through is not something people want to do. It takes time and effort and money to fix an overbite. For one reason or another some people wonder if they really need to treat their overbite. The Importance of Treating an OverbiteWhile it is possible to leave an overbite untreated, there are many reasons that this is the wrong idea. There is a long list of things that an overbite can lead to when left untreated. It starts with the appearance. An overbite can affect the way you look and can affect your self-esteem. An overbite also affects the way that you bite and chew food. Some people with an overbite cannot enjoy all the foods they want. In addition to those things, an overbite can also damage your oral health. It can lead to gum disease and it can make it difficult to maintain good oral hygiene habits. It can cause excessive wear on the teeth and the enamel of the teeth. People with an overbite are prone to problems with sleep apnea and TMJ. Treatment is Easy All the problems that an overbite can create should help convince a person to seek treatment, but it is not always enough. People do not like the idea of wearing braces they consider ugly and awkward. Fortunately, there are different choices for braces today, including braces that are not visible. It is easier than ever to correct an overbite and may not take as long as you think. For more information about this or any other oral health issue, contact our office to schedule an appointment....
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Does an Overbite Need Treatment?
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6/20/2019
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6/10/2019
Jaw Resorption Can Leave You Struggling with Tooth Loss
5/20/2019
Is Using a Straw Safe After Oral Surgery?
5/10/2019
When Talking with Us About Pain, Make Sure You Are Specific
4/20/2019
When Is a Ridge Augmentation a Necessary Procedure?
4/10/2019
How Oral Surgeons Can Help Those with a Cleft Palate
3/20/2019
Do Oral Surgeons Like Us Treat Oral Burns When Bad Enough?
3/10/2019
Signs You Are Struggling with an Impacted Tooth
2/20/2019
Most Common Complications That Show Up After Bone Grafts and How to Spot Them
2/10/2019
Why a Fever Following Oral Surgery Needs Immediate Treatment
1/20/2019
Who is Not a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
1/10/2019
Common Reasons to Use a Mouth Guard
12/20/2018
Can You Use Your Own Bone During Bone Grafts?
12/10/2018
Exercises to Avoid Immediately Following Oral Surgery
11/20/2018
Eggs Offer a Lot of Nutrition Following Oral Surgery
11/10/2018
Reasons Why Your Body May Reject a Dental Implant After We Place It
10/20/2018
Is Cone Beam Technology Able to Help Improve Your Chances of Dental Implant Success?
10/10/2018
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9/20/2018
What Should You Consider Prior to All-on-4 Implants?
9/10/2018
What to Do if Your Bottom Teeth Protrude in Front of Your Top Teeth?
8/20/2018
What is a Crown Fracture?
8/10/2018
What Are the Earliest Signs of a TMD?
7/20/2018
Can You Treat Sleep Apnea on Your Own?
7/10/2018
Can Impacted Teeth Be Saved?
6/20/2018
Can Being Too Busy After Oral Surgery Slow Your Healing?
6/10/2018
How a Root Canal Can Literally Save Your Tooth
5/20/2018
Dangers Oral Piercings on Your Teeth and Gums
5/10/2018
How to Begin a Snoring Conversation with Your Oral Surgeon
4/20/2018
How Oral Cancer Gets Treated
4/10/2018
Seeing an Oral Surgeon After Any Type of Facial Injury
3/20/2018
Reasons You may Need Bone Augmentation
3/10/2018
Can Altitude Affect Your Dental Work?
2/20/2018
Calling Oral Surgeons After Facial Injuries is Important
2/10/2018
Why You Want an Oral Surgeon to Look at All Major Facial Injuries
1/30/2018
Why You May Not Be Able to Get Dental Implants Following a Bone Graft
1/20/2018
How to Know if Your Dental Implants Are Starting to Fail
12/20/2017
How to Best Recover Following Oral Surgery Procedures
12/10/2017
Types of Sedation Used During Routine Oral Surgery
11/27/2017
Talking to Your Oral Surgeon if You Suspect Cancer
11/17/2017
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10/23/2017
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10/13/2017
Oral Cancer Becomes More Normal Starting Around Age 20
9/25/2017
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8/23/2017
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Signs Your Jaw Bone is Beginning to Resorb
7/30/2017
Signs You Need an Oral Surgeon to Handle Your Abscess
7/23/2017
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6/25/2017
Best Things to Drink Following Oral Surgery
6/15/2017
Are You Showing Signs of Implant Rejection?
5/27/2017
Why You Should Avoid Exercise for a Bit Following Oral Surgery
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4/25/2017
Signs of Oral Cancer to Call Your Oral Surgeon About Immediately
4/15/2017
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3/25/2017
When an Extraction Should Be Handled by an Oral Surgeon
3/15/2017
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2/27/2017
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2/17/2017
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1/27/2017
How Can You Tell if You Have a Bony Growth in Your Mouth
1/17/2017
What Needs to Be Done When a Tooth Becomes Impacted
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Types of Extractions
12/20/2016
The Unexpected Procedures Covered by an Oral Surgeon
11/30/2016
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11/20/2016
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10/30/2016
How Your Oral Surgeon Could Help with Oral Cancer
10/20/2016
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9/30/2016
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9/20/2016
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7/20/2016
Foods That Are Safe To Eat After Oral Surgery
6/30/2016
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3/27/2016
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3/17/2016
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2/25/2016
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1/30/2016
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1/20/2016
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12/17/2015
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