Underbite Explanation | Shinagawa Dental Blog

The Underbite And Overbite Explained

An overbite and an underbite share similar symptoms but what makes them different is the location of the affected area. The underbite is a condition where the lower teeth are blocking the front upper teeth whenever the jaws are closed. Normally, the lower line is supposed to be behind the upper row of teeth.

An underbite is mostly a genetic problem (due to the shape of the person’s jaw) but children who are exposed to sucking pacifiers for long periods of time, bad chewing habits, and thumb sucking experience it as well – for the motion of “sucking” encourages the teeth to grow or move outward.

It can also be caused by children who have adenoids or allergies because it causes the victim to breathe through her/his mouth naturally.

Overbite Explanation | Shinagawa Dental Blog

The overbite, on the other hand, occurs when the upper teeth overlap with the lower one. In order for your teeth to be classified under this dental problem, it has to exceed the normal measurement of 3-5mm.

Of course, it is caused by genetics and the habits of early childhood, but since children are more prone to developing this kind of complication, overbites are known to be the most common malocclusion in this age bracket.

Because of the misaligned construction of the teeth, one’s smile can become crooked or misaligned. The immediate solution is to go visit a cosmetic dentist.

With the availability of modern cosmetic dentistry technology today, people with crooked teeth can resolve this concern much faster and through painless methods.

Shinagawa Orthodontics presents Japanese technology that serves modern cosmetic dentistry to a tee. Call our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517 and do some fixings with your bite with the help of our dentists.

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