Everyone has their individual features that lead to our varied appearances.

One of the main features in the mouth is the type of bite you have or the way in which your teeth meet when you naturally bite down. Do both the top and bottom rows meet perfectly or does one overlap over the other? Is there complete contact or are there gaps?

These factors determine your bite type and consist of 4 main kinds – the overbite, a deep bite, an open bite or a crossbite.

Let’s find out more about these and how they can be fixed:

The Overbite

An overbite is a common bite condition in which the top level of teeth overlap the bottom teeth when together. A slight overlap is normal but a large overbite can cause issues such as pain and discomfort, higher chances of gum disease and cavities, and even sleep apnea.

A typical overbite ranges from 5% to 25%. This percentage refers to how much of the lower teeth are covered by the upper teeth.

The Deep Bite

When an overbite exceeds the 25% coverage mark, it is classified as a deep bite. The problems associated with a deep bite are similar to those of an overbite but much worse.

Deep bites also make it difficult to brush and floss affecting the overall health of the mouth and teeth.

Treatment for overbites is a little complicated and depends on the damage that has been caused. Restoration of teeth can be done via composite bonding and topped with porcelain veneers or crowns. Missing teeth of course require implants or bridging.

An Open Bite

The open bite refers to a situation in which there appears a gap between the top level of teeth and the bottom ridge when one bites down.  Causes of open bites can be due to thumb sucking, pacifiers, or structural abnormalities.

People with open bites find it difficult to chew their food properly and sometimes speech is also affected.

The ways to fix an open bite include surgery and/or braces. The sooner an open bite is treated, the better.

The Crossbite

The crossbite situation occurs when some of the top teeth sit behind the lower level while others sit in front. This occurs when the shapes, sizes and directions of the teeth in the lower and upper levels are varied and uneven.

No two crossbites are exactly the same!  Therefore, no two crossbite treatments are exactly the same.

One may need expanders, extractions or braces, depending on the alignment.

A common problems with all bite types however is a compromise in aesthetics. It is important therefore to find not only a good dental clinic but also an exceptional aesthetics dental clinic.

The first step is to get a personalised consultation from a trusted dental professional. The experienced and friendly team at G Dental Center have the valued know-how of treating all kinds of dental issues owing to thousands of successful cases over the years. G Dental Center caters to general and platinum elite clientele.

Our team is waiting for your call or message about your dental needs. Contact us today!