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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Overbite (Overview)

A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower. Also called vertical overlap.


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What is an overbite?

What is an overbite?

Ovewrbite: Two types. Horizontal overbite (overjet) is when top front teeth are more than 2mm in front of bottom front teeth. Vertical overbite is when top front teeth cover more than 27% of crown of bottom front teeth. Overbites may be from skeletal imbalance, dental malrelationship, or both. Please see a specialist Orthodontist for Initial Exam (usually free) to discuss your malocclusion and how to fix ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Overbite (Overview)

A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower. Also called vertical overlap.


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What is a normal overbite?

What is a normal overbite?

Overbite: For basic information, see: https://yourdecision. Oten. Tafensw. Edu. Au/pluginfile. Php/128/mod_resource/content/3/HLTDA303B%20-%20Unit%20Sample/knowledge/orthodontics/orthodontics. Htm For a personalized analysis, consult with a local Orthodontist ...Read more

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Can u fix your own overbite?

No: Not without help. An overbite is a skeletal (boney) problem and needs an experts help. You can help by following the directions of your dentist/orthodontist during treatment. ...Read more

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How can you fix an overbite?

Ortho Consultation: There are many options for correcting an overbite in an adult. They all require orthodontic treatment along with other modalities (e.g. elastics, springs, etc). I would suggest that you have an orthodontic consult. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix an overbite?

Overbite: Vertical overbite, horizontal overbite (overjet), or both? Is it dental, skeletal, or both? Is that the extent of your malocclusion or just the tip of the iceberg? Best way to fix an overbite is to see an Orthodontic Specialist (Initial Examination usually free) to determine the extent of your problem and the treatments available to correct it. ...Read more

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How do you get an overbite fixed?

How do you get an overbite fixed?

Braces: Traditional orthodontics, invisalign or possibly veneers (instant orthodontics). It all depends on your specific condition. ...Read more

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What is used to correct an overbite?

What is used to correct an overbite?

What type?: Horizontal overbite (buck teeth) or vertical overbite (deep bite) are treated differently. There are many orthodontic solutions depending on your problem. Please see qualified orthodontic specialist (ask general dentist for referral) who does nothing but orthodontic treatment all day long for an initial examination (usually free) do discuss your malocclusion and possible treatment choices. ...Read more

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What can be done for a bad overbite?

What can be done for a bad overbite?

Rx: Put teeth, jaws, or both where they belong. Usually requires orthodontic treatment. Sometimes (for non-growing patients) orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery. There are an infinite number of solutions, based on your personal malocclusion. You can't buy an "overbite fix" package off the supermarket shelf. Go see a real orthodontist to discuss individualized needs and solutions. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an ''overbite''?

Ask your dentist.: You need to ask your dentist. He will tell you and how to correct the overbite. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get my overbite fixed?

Yes: Certainly-with braces. Make sure the dentist or orthodontist you favor knows how to open a patient's bite. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have an overbite?

How can you tell if you have an overbite?

Best answer: Best answer, ask your dentist or see an orthodontist. Biting edge of upper from teeth should be about 2mm horizontally in front of lower front teeth, and should vertically cover biting edge of lower front teeth by about 2mm. If you have an anterior open bite (front teeth don't overlap) or an excessive horizontal or vertical overbite, other teeth and jaws may be malaligned--see an orthodontist. ...Read more

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Have a 5mm overbite. What are my options.

Surg vrs non-surg: Surgical solution: cut down teeth and cap them. Gums may also have to be reshaped. Non-surgical solution: open the bite with orthodontic appliances. May need a combination of both. Talk to both your family dentist and a qualified orthodontic specialist for advice as to what would work best for your individual case. ...Read more

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How long does it take to correct overbite?

Orthodontics: You should have a orthodontist evaluate your overbite and see how extensive it is. Generally about 1 1/2- 2 years. Sometimes surgery may be involved if the case is extreme. The orthodontist can give you more information after he examines you and takes radiographs to evaluate the bone and teeth. ...Read more

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How can I tell what type of overbite I have?

Overbite: And what else. Usually overbite is only part of the problem. See an overbite expert, a specialist Orthodontist, for an examination (usually free). Then you can make a decision based on fact, not supposition. Go find out. You'll be glad you did. ...Read more

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Please explain why is having an overbite bad?

Disadvantages of OB: Most overbites are not considered serious. However, there are certain cases in which the OB patient will have disadvantages like jaw pain, tooth decay and gum disease. Talk to your dentist or orthodontist about corrective options. ...Read more

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What are the different stages of an overbite?

What are the different stages of an overbite?

Overbite stages: There really is no 'set' stage or one way for an overbite to develop, as it can either develop by a finger/thumb or tongue habit, and/or mismatched upper and lower jaws which can cause the top teeth to stick out. Best to have your bite evaluated by an orthodontist to determine the best course of action. ...Read more

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How long does it take for an overbite to worsen?

Gradually: Unrestricted tooth movement may take many years, gradually at first but with increasing rapidity over time. Untreated malocclusions can result in excessive wear to teeth, joint damage, damage to the bone/gum complex that supports teeth, and other problems. See a qualified orthodontic specialist (ask your general dentist for referral) for exam (usually free) and rx options. ...Read more

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How much does it cost to get overbite correction?

How much does it cost to get overbite correction?

Depends: A vertical and horizontal overbite of 2-3 mm is normal. A more extreme overbite can be corrected with cosmetic restorative procedures. Some may need orthodontic treatment but that can result in bone loss. Some can also be corrected surgically. Please seek an evaluation from a good restorative dentist/ prosthodontist. He or she will help you decide if one or a combination of techniques are right. ...Read more

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How much could an overbite change over a lifetime?

Depends: Depends on jaw relationships, growth, other untreated problems, retainer wear after treatment, and so many other factors. Your body changes constantly, an adults bones all turn over completely every7-8 years. Gargling with crazy glue doesn't work, so follow your orthodontist's advice to minimize change. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: overbite?

What is the definition or description of: overbite?

Overbite is....: A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower. Also called vertical overlap. ...Read more

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How good are elastics in fixing overbites/overjets?

Can be effective: You should seek an orthodontic referral. There have been may advances in teeth straightening. Some may use rubber bands. Others may use expanding device prior. Your orthodontist will direct you in the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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Is my severe overbite causing my speech impediment?

Definitely, yes: Once an overbite has developed, it can cause several physical ailments like speech impediments, such as lisps. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an openjet versus an overbite?

See dentist: Overjet: horizontal overlap of incisors
overbite: vertical overlap of incisors
in both cases, normal is about 2mm. If you have concerns, ask your general dentist to refer you to a qualified orthodontic specialist who treats malocclusions (including overbite/overjet malrelationships) all day long every day. Get an opinion from a pro. ...Read more

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Why does it seem my overbite is getting worse? I grind at night

Growth: Jaw develops for years sometimes after you have finished growing. Grinding can affect your TMJ joint making this worse. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to correct a 3mm overbite?

Please tell me how long it takes for to correct a 3mm overbite?

And what else?: Average time in orthodontic treatment is 18 months for kids, a little longer for adults. Normal overbite is 2mm, so a 3mm overbite is not very challenging. Depends on what else has to be done. See an orthodontic specialist, not a generalist who dabbles in tooth movement, for a qualified answer. ...Read more

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What happens if you only have an overbite and no other main problems?

Overbite: An overbite indicates that the chewing teeth may be in a challenged position as well. This means that the teeth may not work together as well over time. At the very least, some type of protection (occlusal guard) should be worn every night. If the lower jaw is set back, the tongue may have a habit of resting in the back of the throat, which could affect the ability to breathe during sleep. ...Read more

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Can an overbite be fixed and then over time to back to being a overbite?

Yes: Teeth can move over a lifetime unless you wear a retainer forever. Also the health and maintenance of the supporting structures like the bone and periodontal structures (gums) will affect the amount of potential movement. ...Read more

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I have a 5mm overbite/jet. What is the easiest and most effective way to fix this?!

Orthodontist: Dealing with excessive overbite/overjet is a complex issue that can have multiple treatment options depending on your particular case. Some cases can be treated by expanding the arches, some with extractions, and some just by alligning the teeth. You need to see an orthodontist for some study models, x-rays, and photographs to accurately diagnose & plan the best treatment option for you. ...Read more

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Is overbite caused by pacifier?

Is overbite caused by pacifier?

Not usually: Has to do with intensity ; duration. Most pacifiers are discontinued well before harm is done. Thumbs/fingers are worse. As an orthodontist I see much digit damage, almost no pacifier damage. See pediatric dental specialist now, orthodontist age 7. Try to wean child off pacifier age 2-3, and digits no later than age 4. Ask pedodontist for help. ...Read more