If your upper teeth are covering most or all of your lower teeth, then you have an overbite. An overbite is a condition where the front teeth overlap the lower teeth excessively. A little overbite, however, is normal and actually optimal. Your upper teeth should cover one third of your lower teeth, about 3-5 mm. Anything over that is too much and can cause excessive wear of your lower teeth, painful joint problems and damage your upper gums.
If you’ve seen an English Bulldog or Jay Leno, then you’ve seen an underbite. An underbite occurs when the lower front teeth extend over the upper front teeth. This condition causes poor functioning of the teeth and can make chewing very difficult.
Fortunately, both of these conditions can be treated with Invisalign or braces and should be treated sooner than later so the damage doesn’t continue. Call us today at 210-951-4444 (Medical Center) 210-942-5047 (Alamo Ranch) or Click Here to request an appointment!