What's an Overbite?
When your top front teeth overlap your bottom front teeth, doctors call this an overbite. A slight overbite is normal, but extreme overbites, also known as deep bites, can cause problems. You can differentiate between a normal overbite and a deep bite by considering how much your top front teeth cover your bottom front teeth. If your top front teeth cover more than 20% of your bottom front teeth when you smile, you may have a deep bite.
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Frequently Asked Questions
For overbites that can be corrected by shifting teeth within the jaw, SureSmile® Clear Aligners are a convenient, effective choice. Sometimes jaw placement support is required, so the severity of the overbite will determine whether clear aligners will be a good choice. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the best course of action for your particular case. Ready to schedule your consultation? Find a SureSmile® provider today.