Severe Overbite Correction in Adolescent Male
|Overbites can cause jaw dysfunction problems, including headaches and jaw pain. They can also cause speech impediments.||Overbite correction can only be accomplished with functional orthodontics utilizing special appliances and unique braces.|
|8 year old patient||Initial overbite correction will promote early jaw growth|
Orthodontic treatment for this 12 year old child included many different approaches which were used to promote lower jaw growth and bring harmony to the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. The jaws were widened in lateral growth, while much effort was directed towards promoting growth of the lower jaw in order to bring about the needed harmony. Over 8 mm of growth was provided for this patient.