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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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Overbite (Definition)

A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower. ...Read more


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What can I do to fix an overbite?

What can I do to fix an overbite?

Overbite: In layman's terms, an "overbite" typically refers to the upper front teeth sticking out horizontally, further than the lower front teeth. An orthodontist defines an "overbite" as the vertical overlap of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth. It's best to have an exam with an orthodontist to determine the problem and solutions. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a overbite?

How do you know if you have a overbite?

See an Orthodontist!: An "overbite" is assessed by measuring the percentage that the top teeth cover the bottom teeth. A "normal" overbite is when the top teeth cover 20% of the bottom teeth. An "open bite" is when the front teeth do not touch, even when fully biting down. A "deep bite" is when the top teeth completely cover the bottom teeth (100% deep bite). Visit www.Mylifemysmile.Org to find an orthodontist! ...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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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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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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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 do I know if I have an openjet versus an overbite?

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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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

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Will invisilign correct an overbite?

Will invisilign correct an overbite?

It can: Depends on the overbite. You may also need button put on with the invisalign to allow for elastics to be worn to help get the movement needed. the best way to answer, however, is when an orthodontist can see your teeth live and in person-- without that none of us on the site and really give you a full answer. ...Read more

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Can III box elastics fix an overbite?

Can III box elastics fix an overbite?

Nope: Box elastics are usually used to close an open bite. Sounds like you need to see a qualified orthodontic specialist for a full evaluation and discussion of effective treatment options. ...Read more

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Slight overbite, do I need extractions?

It depends: Some mild overbites can be reduced by proclining the lower dental arch, and /or retraction of upper anterior teeth if space permits. Your orthodontist is in the best position to answer your question based upon your records. ...Read more

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Could i fix my overbite without surgery?

Possibly...: Only a local orthodontist who can actually examine you can give you the answers you seek. Make the call... ...Read more

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Can an overbite make your face look narrow?

Can an overbite make your face look narrow?

No: An overbite is a vertical overlap of the top front teeth over the bottom. So it would make your face look shorter, more squat. An overjet is a horizontal protrusion of the upper front teeth that often accompanies a lateral collapse of the face--giving a person with a severe overjet a narrow "bird-like" appearance. Very common in persons with nasal difficulties, mouth-breathers while growing up. ...Read more

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Underbite or overbite. How do I know for sure?

Underbite or overbite. How do I know for sure?

Definition: If your upper front teeth are in front of your lower front teeth when you bite down fully, you have an overjet (aka over bite). It doesn't have to be excessive. An underbite is usually defined as if the upper front teeth lay behind the lower front teeth biting normally. ...Read more

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Difference between an overjet and an overbite?

Horizontal vs vertic: Overjet is the horizontal difference between the upper and lower teeth the more the upper teeth stick out horizontally the bigger the overjet. Overbite is the vertical overlap of upper and lower teeth. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have no overbite or underbite?

Is it possible to have no overbite or underbite?

End to end bite: The end to end bite is not a natural, "normal" bite, but there are several people with such a bite. It is not the most functional, healthy type of bite, but correction may involve orthodontics and oral surgery. You may want more than one opinion if you consider any treatment. Unfortunately an end to end bite is like walking on your tip toes all the time, which can create some TMJ/TMD issues. ...Read more

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