When your upper front teeth excessively overlap the bottom front teeth when the back teeth are closed is considered a deep bite, overbite or closed bite.
Why does an overbite need to be fixed?
- Painful sores can develop if a patient is biting into the roof of their mouth. This can make eating uncomfortable.
- Lower front teeth that are over-erupted can wear down more quickly.
A deep bite may not bee a major concern for most people, having one usually means that there are problems that should be addressed.