Deep Overbite in Liverpool

The Liverpool Brace Place
106-108 Duke Street
Liverpool Merseyside
L1 5AG

Orthodontics How can we help you? Deep Overbite

A deep overbite is diagnosed when the upper front teeth almost completely overlap the lower front teeth. This often causes the lower front teeth to bite into the palate or gum tissue behind the upper front teeth. In adults, missing back teeth can create or worsen an existing deep overbite, causing the bite and lower face to collapse and making your face look older.

As well as being an aesthetic problem that makes patients embarrassed about their teeth, a deep overbite can cause a range of dental issues. An untreated deep overbite can cause significant wear and damage to the teeth and can damage the gums and soft tissues around the teeth as well.

A deep bite can cause problems with biting and chewing food, can cause headaches and temporomandibular joint disorder (known as TMJ or TMD), a problem with the jaw joint that can cause pain, discomfort, clicking or locking of the jaw and can also affect your hearing and sleeping, among other problems. Without treatment, a deep bite can eventually lead to tooth loss.

There are a range of treatments available at The Liverpool Brace Place to correct a deep overbite. As with all treatments, the best type and the duration of treatment varies from patient to patient. When you first come to see us we will carry out a thorough orthodontic assessment of your mouth so that we can recommend the best course of treatment for your individual needs.

Conventional braces fitted to the front of your teeth are one of the most common treatments. Our fixed braces, comprising traditional metal or tooth-coloured ceramic brackets and thin wires that over time gently move your teeth into a better position.

In many cases, when patients are worried about wearing braces that are obvious, we can also offer treatment with lingual braces. These braces act in a very similar way to traditional braces, but are fitted to the lingual side (back) of your teeth for maximum discretion. Back to Orthodontics
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