Pointe bite - over bite

Vertical overbite, often called "overbite," is an orthodontic term describing an occlusion in which the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth. 

Orthodontic Treatment Stomo Clinic Forebite
Orthodontic Treatment Stomo Clinic Forebite

However, when the overbite is too large, it can lead to various health problems.

Examples of health problems associated with a large overbite may include:

  1. Difficulty chewing food, in extreme cases problems closing the mouth.
  2. Difficulty cleaning teeth: When upper teeth significantly overlap lower teeth, it can be more difficult to effectively clean all tooth surfaces, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  3. Mandibular pain: A large overbite can cause misalignment of the jaw, which can lead to jaw pain, headaches and other problems.
  4. Damage to teeth: upper teeth can hit lower teeth with more force than normal, which can lead to enamel damage, cracks and other dental problems.
  5. Aesthetic issues: a large overbite can cause dissatisfaction with the appearance of the smile, which can affect self-confidence and self-esteem.

Treatment of overbite depends on the severity of the abnormality and the age of the patient. It may include braces, orthodontic trays, and in extreme cases, surgical intervention may be needed. As always, treatment decisions should be made after consultation with an experienced orthodontist