What is an Overbite?
Overbite occurs when our upper teeth stick too far out, farther than our lower teeth. Simply put, when the upper set of teeth overlaps the lower one, it’s a sign of overbite.
Most of the time overbite develops in childhood. It can be hereditary. We can’t do anything to stop it, but we can fix it. Speaking about childhood, some of our childhood habits can directly cause overbite. E.g. thumb sucking, pacifier and bottle overuse, pushing on teeth with the tongue, etc. Grinding nails and chewing on pens and pencils, which are the habits many teens carry into their adult lives, can also cause adult overbite.
It is also very important to see a dentist regularly, especially when you lose a tooth. It can cause overbite. Another cause can be TMJ, which stands for temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
Overbite Treatment in HRBR Layout
How to Get Rid of Overbite?
- Braces are attached to the teeth to straighten them. When your smile is perfectly fine, we move on to step number two;
- Elastic bands are applied to the braces to move the jaw back into the correct position. Due to constant pressure, the jaw moves back where we need it to be, however, these elastic bands need to be taken off every time you eat, drink, or brush your teeth post which you need to fit the bands back on;
When your jaw is back in place, the orthodontist applies a retainer to you. To know more visit us today.