Many people confuse overbite and overjet; an overbite is classified as a vertical overlap of the top teeth over the bottom teeth. The ideal bite is an overlap of roughly 20-30%, but anything that exceeds that disrupts your smile line and can eventually impact your soft tissue. An overjet is the horizontal overlap of your front teeth, which should be addressed as soon as possible.
What is an overbite?
An overbite is a misalignment of the teeth. It is when your front teeth are sticking out beyond your lower teeth.
Is an overbite concerning?
If left untreated, an overbite can have an effect not only on your smile but as well as your dental health.
What causes an overbite?
Having a small lower jaw can cause an overbite, but certain habits that arise from childhood such as thumb sucking, nail biting, and unnecessary chewing of certain objects may lead to an overbite.
How is an overbite treated?
Wearing traditional braces and Invisalign Clear Aligers are effective ways to correct an overbite.
How long does it take for an overbite to correct?
This depends on the severity of an overbite. On average, it can take about 2 years.