What is an Overbite? What Is it? How To Diagnose, Treatment Methods, and More
There are many different dental conditions treatable with orthodontic care – one of the most common is an overbite. An overbite is a too-large overlap between the top teeth and the bottom teeth. A proper bite requires a small overbite – generally 1 to 2 mm – but the front teeth should fit over the bottom teeth and not leave a between them. When the overlap is too large, this is called an excessive overbite.
There are a variety of overbites, with different complexities involved in treatment. For that reason, each condition is unique, and the orthodontist devises a unique treatment plan to straighten teeth safely and effectively for each specific case. Overbites are one of the most common reasons people seek orthodontic treatment, and orthodontists are very skilled at correcting this problem!
This guide will teach you everything you need to know about overbites: what they are, how they happen, and what orthodontists can do to treat them.