Deep Bite

Deep bite is a type of malocclusion with increased overlapping of the upper with the lower front teeth. It is also known as closed bite or overbite. Though it is always seen as an esthetic problem, leaving untreated can lead to headaches, tooth and gum damage, temporomandibular joint problems. It is treated by placing a direct filling material or crown, or orthodontic appliances.

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Will deep bite affect lower and upper jaw development?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23-year-old male. I used to have a normal dental bite, but, somehow I have a deep bite. Maybe, due to excessive grinding or weak gums. I want some answers regarding the deep bite. 1) Will deep bite affect my facial development? Like lower and upper jaw development.2) Is having a ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. Deep bite is a malocclusion in which the upper front teeth excessively overlap the bottom front teeth. A deep bite may impact the facial integrity, damages the teeth leading to attrition and sensitivity. So to answer your queries - Kindly ...  Read Full »

Will my facial asymmetry get corrected if I treat my protruding front teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 17-year-male. My upper teeth are fowarded jet than lower teeth although my face looks normal. Only when I smile it looks weird because of my teeth, also my side profile looks straight from the top of head to the upper lip and from the upper lip to chin the it gets bend almost l...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I went through your query, I understood you have a proclined upper anterior tooth leading to overjet. Also, malocclusion leading to different shapes of the lower jaw when seen sideways. You need an orthodontic treatment to correct all these issues. We need to c...  Read Full »

Can braces for deep bite change face profile?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 1 to 2 mm deep bite, which is mild. If I get braces and my wisdom teeth out, then my lower facial profile will improve. Will it change my face from round to something else? My jawline looks very awkward. My jawline almost slants before it hits the actual change of direction point...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The facial shape will never change now from ovoid to some other. The main problem with your jaw is that they are constricted (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It means V-shape especially the lower one, which has caused this anomaly. Your mandible is def...  Read Full »

I am on ortho treatment and would like to remove the blue fillings. What can I get it done?

Query: Hello doctor, Today is my fourth day of braces, so I was just wondering when my blue fillings will be removed. The blue fillings purpose is to prevent me from biting down on the braces, but when will they get removed? Also, when will I feel comfortable biting down on my fillings, since my teeth are...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Blue fillings or bites are removed when your teeth are better aligned, and deep bite (if present) is improved or corrected enough to prevent interference of upper teeth to lower braces. It takes a while to get used to the blue bites, usually 7 to 14 days. However, ch...  Read Full »

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