A Deep Bite Mars the Look, Function of Your Teeth
A deep bite may not sound as serious as something you might get from an angry dog, but nonetheless it’s something that requires the attention of a specialist like an orthodontist at Orthodontics, Inc. Our friendly, experienced orthodontist is an expert in all things related to the way our teeth look, feel, and function.
A deep bite may be better known as an overbite or even a closed bite, and it describes a condition in which the upper front teeth overlap the teeth on the bottom when the teeth are closed. It’s also known as a “malocclusion,” which refers to a range of misalignment conditions between our top and bottom teeth. Overbites are common, especially among children, and can result from teeth grinding, genetics, or dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
If left untreated, a deep bite can lead to excessive and uneven wear that can permanently damage the teeth; crowded and crookedness among the teeth; and painful sores that develop from biting into the roof of the mouth, making eating an unpleasant experience.
Our orthodontist, working with state-of-the-art technology, techniques, and treatments, can reposition either or both the upper and lower teeth into the bone that provides underlying support. In other instances, the side and back teeth can be lengthened to create more room. We have undergone years of additional training beyond standard dental school in the precise art of repositioning teeth, followed by years of experience creating healthy, beautiful, and comfortable smiles for our patients — regardless of their ages.
If a deep bite is eating away at your comfort and affecting your appearance, the orthodontist at the office of Orthodontics, Inc. is the leading specialist at correcting both the cosmetic and functional difficulties. No one is better trained and equipped to skillfully and gradually bring your bite back into alignment. Please contact our office today to schedule an appointment.