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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is a normal 'overbite' or how much should your top teeth hangover your top teeth?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Overbite: A 1-2 mm overbite is normal but there are other factors used to determine if your bite is healthy. See a dentist or orthodontist about your bite. They will be able to tell you if your bite is normal and healthy. There are several options , such as veneers , crowns, or bonding, that can improve your bite or appearance of your teeth and smile.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
3 to 5 mm: of vertical overlap between the maxillary central incisor over the mandibular front teeth.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Overbite: Biting edge of top front teeth should cover about 2mm of bottom front teeth. If you are concerned about the way your teeth fit together and function, please see an Orthodontic Specialist for initial examination (usually free) to determine if treatment is advisable or not.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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