Many of us believe that an overbite is essentially an aesthetic issue impacting the appearance of our teeth alone. However, the average dentist will be forced to disagree. Are there more serious issues associated with this orthodontic condition?
– Overbites may cause the lining of the gums to wear down over time (possibly leading to more serious problems).
– Teeth which grind against one another are more prone to decay and even cavities.
– Specific types of chronic jaw pain have been directly correlated to overbites.
“Damaged gums can come from teeth hitting the gum tissue in a way they’re not supposed to, especially in abnormal bites.”