An overbite is a dental problem that is associated with misaligned and crooked teeth. When the teeth grow in an overlapping or twisted pattern, an overbite may occur. This is often considered as an inherited trait or can also be caused due to dentures and other dental fittings that may not fit properly.
HOW IS OVERBITE DIAGNOSED?
The condition can be easily diagnosed by a dentistry specialist during a regular dental examination. X-rays and other imaging tests may be required to identify the severity of damage to the teeth and plan the course of treatment.
HOW IS OVERBITE TREATED?
The treatment of this condition can be done with the application of a removal retainer which can help in aligning the teeth in a better manner for comfortable chewing and speech. The removal of teeth may be recommended if the overbite is due to overcrowding of teeth.
DID YOU KNOW?
Overbites make up nearly 70 percent of dental disorders among children.