West Hollywood Dentist

One of the Most Trusted Holistic Dentists in Los Angeles, CA

7865 Santa Monica Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 654-2840

With A quarter century experience in dentistry, West Hollywood Holistic and Cosmetic Dentistry offers most dental treatments in one office. Call us today to schedule your free dental consultation.

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Benefits of Underbite or Overbite Correction

Overbite treatment

Benefits of Underbite or Overbite Correction

A beautiful smile is one of the primary benefits of this procedure. There’s nothing more eye-catching than a natural smile that radiates warmth and confidence. However, in addition to cosmetic improvement, underbite and overbite correction help you maintain good dental health.

Bite correction, in essence, aligns the jaw to create an even, balanced bite that doesn’t stress either jaw more than it should. Patients who’ve suffered with TMJ (Tempormandibular Joint) pain advise their discomfort is resolved after the procedure.

Furthermore, bite correction can help you minimize your risks of tooth decay, gum disease, tooth loss, and related hygiene conditions. By investing in underbite or overbite correction, you’re enhancing your smile, preserving your beautiful teeth, and preventing the need for future expensive dental correction (like implants) down the line. There’s genuinely no better way to improve your smile and your health at the same time.

Overbite and Underbite Correction without Surgery

Bite correction requires an average investment of two to three years. This timeframe includes orthodontic procedures, corrective surgeries, and potentially veneers and crowns.

Expect to wear braces for 12-18 months to non-surgically correct your smile. Your braces will have to be done before more permanent actions, like surgery, which would be used to naturally align your jaw.

Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is next, but only if needed. Your treatment plans will be adjusted according to your needs.

During the orthognathic process, the upper jaw is either disconnected from the skull, or the lower jaw is moved backward. There may be a combination of both. Orthognathic surgery comes with a three month recovery period. There may be additional work until your bite is ideal.

Patients have asked whether they can use non-surgical options, such as Invisalign, to adjust their bite. Sadly, we have to advise this isn’t usually the case. Invisalign cannot provide the depth of work needed for most people. Bite correction is only effective for mild cases, and this strategy cannot be combined with the Orthognathic surgery described above.

Straightening your bite may not be enough if your teeth aren’t ideal in shape and/or color. Depending on your treatment plan, your Holistic Dentist may endorse recontouring, reshaping, whitening, or veneers and crowns to perfect your smile.

West Hollywood Holistic Dentist Bruce Vafa has devoted his professional career to assist people in having the smile of their dreams. His experience in bite correction has ensured safe yet transformational results for countless patients in West Hollywood as well as throughout the country.

Non-surgical Bite Correction Procedure

Have you been waiting for a less invasive solution to correct your troublesome bite? Anti-Aging Dentistry may be the ideal choice for you. Anti-Aging Dentistry applies cosmetic dental procedures to transform your smile and rejuvenate your facial structure. These procedures are essentially non-surgical facelifts that provide long-lasting results, a brighter smile, and everlasting confidence.

Anti-Aging Dentistry options include dental implants, same day crowns, bonding, porcelain veneers, and even the application of non-metal fillings that smoothly blend in with the natural color of the tooth.

Non-surgical bite correction procedures such as these can take years off your face. Depending on how your facial structure’s been affected by your dental health, anti-aging dentistry will allow you to fill out fine lines and wrinkles, lift your cheeks, and even eliminate sagging skin.

Patients who’ve lost teeth will be pleased to learn that Bruce Vafa and the Holistic Smile team can help replace missing teeth to return any smile. Successful tooth replacement heightens the preservation of your bone renovates your smile’s health and function. It also keeps the surrounding teeth in place, and entices you to smile more.

Whereas cosmetic dentistry focuses on the smile, anti-aging dentistry is more inclusive, with intentions of creating facial improvement from forehead to chin.

Getting started with this procedure is relatively easy. Contact our West Hollywood office and schedule your appointment. Dr. Vafa and his staff will produce a mold of your teeth and use it to fashion a provisional wax mock-up to give you an idea of your results.

You’ll love this experience. You’ll come with an open, hopeful mind and leave an exact idea of how your new smile will look before committing to the process.

It’s Never Too Late To Have Your Overbite or Underbite Corrected

Some people assume that once they reach an adult age, it’s too late to invest in a beautiful, corrected smile. This couldn’t be further from the truth. There is no age limit on when you can heal your smile. Corrective procedures work just as effectively for both juveniles and adults.

Remember investing in bite correction tends to more than just your smile. Your outward appearance is important, however lack of dental care can lead to health issues.

Overbites without proper correction can grind down on your lower teeth. Ignoring this may even traumatize the gums on the back upper central incisors. Underbites push the lower teeth further out than the upper teeth.

Bite correction needs change from person to person. However, overbites and underbites can range from mild to severe. Bite discomfort influences the presence of sleep apnea, tooth decay from excessive enamel wear, bacterial infections, and more.

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