From braces and aligners to surgery and veneers, there are many quick and effective solutions for fixing overlapping front teeth. Crowded or overlapping teeth are usually nothing to be concerned about, and can be common for many people. But if overcrowding is causing you to hide your smile or feel self-conscious, it might be worth exploring all the ways to help shape up your teeth to your dream smile.

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Dr Joe Oliver has been helping patients achieve their perfect smile through cosmetic dental treatment for more than 30 years. Renowned in the industry, he has also helped put a smile on many famous faces including Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Attwell and Sophie Ellis Bextor among his clientele. With practices in London and Manchester, Dr Joe Oliver is established as one of the UK’s leading cosmetic dentists.

Find your ideal solution for fixing overlapping front teeth with the help of Dr Joe Oliver. Get in touch to book a consultation. Or for more information, please call 020 4579 1355 or email

Dr Joe Oliver provides orthodontic procedures to help with many kinds of oral concerns. So whether it’s tooth decay, oral hygiene or gum disease, seek help from a professional with unrivalled expertise.

What causes overlapping teeth?

Overlapping teeth can occur due to a lack of room or as a result of facial changes as we age. Many people have overlapping front teeth, which can range from mild overlapping to severe crowding. When the teeth become misaligned, this can cause changes to neighbouring teeth too. Most of the time, there is no reason to be concerned. However, Dr Joe Oliver understands how impactful this can be on self-esteem.

In some cases, overlapping front teeth can cause discomfort and pain, and is therefore best treated before the condition worsens. Pain can occur from within the teeth, gums or jaw, and may put oral hygiene into question.

Straightforward treatment to fix overlapping front teeth is available through various means, and the best solution for you will depend on the severity of your tooth overcrowding.

Can overlapping front teeth be corrected?

Without doubt. Helping to straighten and realign overlapping front teeth is one of Dr Joe Oliver’s specialities. He has treated patients whose overcrowded teeth range from moderate to severe, and is able to find a permanent solution for you, too.

Dr Joe Oliver offers treatment for all degrees of crowded teeth problems, whether it’s crooked bottom teeth or an upper jaw issue. 

How do you fix overlapping teeth?

There are various solutions to straighten overlapping teeth, and with a quick consultation, Dr Joe Oliver can find you the best treatment for dental crowding. 

Most overlapping front teeth can corrected into a straighter smile via the following methods:

  • Traditional metal braces or invisible braces such as invisalign aligners, to realign the teet in cases where there is minor crowding.
  • Through cosmetic contouring which works to alter the shape and size of the tooth by removing part of the tooth enamel.
  • Using composite veneers or teeth bonding to improve the appearance of crooked teeth, by bonding composite resin to the front of the tooth.
  • Porcelain veneers are one popular solution for fixing overcrowded teeth while providing the iconic Hollywood smile.
  • Crowns can be an effective restorative treatment for cracked, decayed or discoloured teeth while also helping teeth appear straighter and more aligned.
  • If there are extra teeth which cause oral health complications or pain, it may be necessary to extract teeth in moderate and severe cases of overlapping. Extraction is carried out with great care and precision to make more room in the mouth.

Dr Joe Oliver treats each patient on a case-by-case basis and therefore a no-obligation consultation is highly recommended before any work on the teeth begins. You’ll be able to discuss your dental concerns and access expert advice for the best course of action to get you loving your smile once again.

Is orthodontic treatment necessary for overlapping teeth?

Cosmetic dentistry is a matter of choice and one which gives many patients extreme satisfaction. The teeth are an incredibly prominent feature and form the basis of a beautiful smile. 

If your overlapping teeth do not cause any discomfort or pain, there is no medical reason to choose correction. However confidence in your appearance is a significant factor in overall wellbeing, which is why many patients choose orthodontic treatment for overlapping teeth.

Explore the website to find the various dental treatments available, prices and financing options for your preferred procedure. 

Next steps

To find out more about orthodontic treatment and cosmetic dentistry procedures to help with misaligned teeth, please get in touch.

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