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A 19-year-old female asked:

Does a overbite that covers all of the bottom teeth severe to the point braces are needed?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Normal vertical overbite is approximately 27% (top teeth cover about 27% of bottom teeth). You describe an overbite of approximately 100%, 4 times deeper than normal. If front teeth do not couple properly, occlusion of back teeth can be compromised as well as proper function. Please see a qualified Orthodontist for an Initial Examination (usually free) and a discussion of your malocclusion.
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Ask DR. MALERMAN.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Dr. Trager, Thank you for the vote of confidence.
Feb 14, 2022
Last updated Feb 14, 2022

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