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The condition of Overbite is defined as a problem where the upper teeth tends to stick out a much larger volume as compared to the lower ones. Symptoms of the same are highly visible from an earlier age where the child may have teeth protruding extremely towards the front. Their jaws are also affected because of this shape of the upper teeth.
HOW IS OVERBITE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis can be done by a dentist who would physically examine the upper layer of the teeth and do a teeth X-ray if needed.
HOW IS OVERBITE TREATED?
The treatment options include braces using elastic bands or similar appliances, treatment can range from a year to two years or more. It's all based on the gravity of the overbite. Severe overbites might necessitate a tooth extraction, enabling other teeth to move into place more easily, whereas other malocclusions require a surgical procedure to reposition the jaw.
DID YOU KNOW?
Normal overbite is between 3–5 mm (and approximately 20–30% of the height of the mandibular incisors) and is commonly expressed as a percentage.