Q. Does having a deep bite mean a decrease in the vertical dimension of the face?

Answered by
Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 17, 2020
I am 23 years old male. I used to have normal dental bite,but, somehow i am having deep bite.( maybe, due to excessive grinding or weak gum) . I want some answers regarding deep bite.
1 ) Will deep bite affect my facial development? like lower and upper jaw development..
2) Is having deep bite means decrease in vertical dimension of face? If yes, How can i regain it??
3 )How can it be treated?

Hello , Welcome to ICLINIQ This is your Dentist -

I went through your query . Am very sorry for your inconvenience . As a Specialist am here to help you.

Sir ,Deep bite is a malocclution in which the upper front teeth excessively overlap the bottom front teeth . Deep bite may impact the facial integrity, damages the teeth leading to attrition and sensitivity. So to answer your queries - Kindly Upload an image of your facial profile (face ) to determine the effect of deep bite . Also another image ,keeping the jaw closed and lips wide open , to understand the extend of deep bite . Upload these images as soon as possibls.

1) Since you are already 23 years of age no further jaw development takes place. But If you want me to judge the current situation I need image that I have mentioned ,kindly Upload. I cant comment specificly without seeing .

2) Yes absolutely . The vertical height of face reduces . By your Image the amount of reduction will be identified . I need an image for that reason . I would walk you through the magament. Generally Orthodontic treatment is applicable. But specifics from your image will help be determine whether you need a bite plate or not ,Need traditional braces or invisalign will be fine all these info will be answered by looking at the image . Kindly Upload as soon as possible.

3)Sir there are treatment modalities by orthodontic treatment . But I can help only when I see the image. How complicate will it be or not what time would it take to cure all these informations depends upon nature of tooth arrangement.

- Use HiOra k mouthwash. - Vantej tooth paste if sensitive tooth.

So I can only request you to upload an image if your Face and another of your teeth upon opening and closing keeping the lips wide open. This information will be needed to answer your queries specifics .I hope it helped. I will be waiting for the image kindly donot delay.

Let me know if any further query am here to help. Have a Good Day. Thanks Alot.

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