Is Your Bite Right?

When you visit our office for an evaluation, one of the areas that we inspect is your bite, or the way the upper and lower teeth come together when you close your mouth. If your bite is off, it can affect the way you eat, speak, and even swallow. Over time, bite issues can lead to further complications with your oral health. While each bite problem is unique, we want to share more information about common bite problems. Read on for more information.

Do You Know If You Have a Deep Bite?

Patients don’t typically come to us because they have concerns with a deep bite, also known as an overbite. It may or may not bother patients, but that doesn’t mean a deep bite doesn’t present dental issues.

A deep bite is the most common malocclusion, or bad bite. It occurs when the top teeth excessively overlap the bottom front teeth while the back teeth are closed. It can be caused by a large top jaw, small lower jaw, or missing lower teeth. The good news is that it can be easily corrected with one of many orthodontic and restorative treatments.