Causes of a Deep Bite
The definition of a deep bite or overbite is a malocclusion in which the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth when the mouth is closed. A shorter lower jaw is usually the cause., However, missing lower teeth or unusually strong biting muscles caused by clenching or grinding the teeth can also be the culprit. Your orthodontist can correct a deep bite in most cases.
Can my orthodontist correct a deep bite?
A deep bite often isn’t the primary concern of patients who might contact a New York, NY orthodontist. But having such a malocclusion can often cause other problems. You may have a lot of tooth crowding. Others suffer from sores on the roof of their mouth if it isn’t corrected. When the lower front teeth are over erupted, they tend to wear down faster than normal. Excessive wear can be especially damaging to the tooth structure for patients who grind or clench their teeth. It can also make eating a very uncomfortable experience.
How do orthodontists correct a deep bite?
Each patient’s need is different and they have unique situations. After a thorough examination, Dr. Vaysman, Dr. Basir, Dr. Jahn’Shahi, and their team at Upper East Side Orthodontics will find the best solution to correct your deep bite. For some patients, this means moving the upper or lower teeth up into their supporting bone. Others need side and back teeth elongated in order to open the bite. The staff at Upper East Side Orthodontics can take a look at your teeth and find the solution that works best for you.
If you have any questions or concerns about your bite or teeth, please contact us to discuss them with one of our orthodontists. Regular appointments with your orthodontist can help prevent many common problems. Schedule your next visit today!