Overbite is a common dental condition that occurs when one's teeth do not match up properly. It can develop in early stages of childhood due to habits such as thumb sucking, pushing the tongue against the teeth, or extended use of a pacifier.
HOW IS OVERBITE DIAGNOSED?
A thorough dental examination
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?
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.