Your top front teeth drastically overlap your bottom front teeth.
Why you must consider to fix deep bite?
A deep bite is an incredibly common condition affecting people of all ages, including young children and older adults. Also known as a dental malocclusion and misalignment, a deep bite is when there is an excessive overlap between the upper and lower front when the jaw closes.
A deep bite can have an impact on the aesthetics of the face. But it also goes beyond being an aesthetic dentistry issue and can cause a number of different oral health concerns, including damage to the teeth and gums, as well as headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and hearing difficulties.
What causes deep bite?
A deep bite often occurs when the teeth and jaw are misaligned but can also be caused by periodontal disease (gum disease), worn, broken down teeth, or due to the loss of teeth in the back of the mouth.
If not properly treated, a bad bite can lead to significant teeth and gum damage, excessive tooth wear, headaches, hearing and digestive problems and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. As with any dental concerns, there are several different factors that can cause a deep bite, including:
Genetics and inadequate jaw development and growth
Missing teeth, in particular missing back teeth
Periodontal (gum) disease
Worn, decayed or broken down teeth
Failing dental work
Teeth clenching and grinding habits
Habits such as thumb sucking, nail biting and grinding teeth.
HOW TO FIX DEEP BITE, CROSS-BITE, OR OVER-BITE IN ADULTS ?
Orthodontic treatment for deep bite correction are available here at Advanced Dentistry include:
Hidden (Lingual) braces
Conventional fixed (labial) braces
As well as having braces as part of orthodontic treatment to fix deep bite, there will likely be some restorative work needed to teeth that have become worn away.
While this will be judged on a case-by-case basis, restoring the teeth can be carried out using several techniques including:
Composite bonding to build up worn teeth
Porcelain veneers and overlays
Crowns, Bridges, and Dental Implants.
If restoration of missing teeth is needed, this can be achieved through dental implants and/or bridge work. Often, deep overbites can be corrected as part of orthodontic treatment. However, in severe cases of deep bite, the patient may require orthognathic surgery to correct the teeth and jaw.
Can Clear Aligners help to correct a deep bite?
Yes! Clear aligners can fix a deep bite condition. Diagnosis and treatment planning plays a major role in the decision making for final choice of treatment option.