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Does an overbite always require braces?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not always
The decision to undergo orthodontic treatment for a malocclusion or bite problem is based on a number of factors.
The inability to chew food, pain, problems and/or decay due to crowding or malpositioned teeth, and concern over esthetics are some reasons. Many patients with an overbite or other malocclusions feel they have no symptoms and choose not to seek treatment.

In brief: Not always
The decision to undergo orthodontic treatment for a malocclusion or bite problem is based on a number of factors.
The inability to chew food, pain, problems and/or decay due to crowding or malpositioned teeth, and concern over esthetics are some reasons. Many patients with an overbite or other malocclusions feel they have no symptoms and choose not to seek treatment.
Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry
In brief: Depends
Overbite is the length that the top teeth come over the bottom..
.In some cases, this is very "deep" and should be corrected...It the teeth are in a normal relation to each other, then no. Although, this may not necessarily be the only reason to have braces.

In brief: Depends
Overbite is the length that the top teeth come over the bottom..
.In some cases, this is very "deep" and should be corrected...It the teeth are in a normal relation to each other, then no. Although, this may not necessarily be the only reason to have braces.
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dr. Anna Guarna
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