An overbite is classified as a significant extension over the lower jaw, and when left untreated, the condition can affect a patient's gums, jawbones, and teeth. How are they treated? Experts weigh in on how to correct an overbite; the first is surgery, reserved for severe cases, and the second uses invisible aligners.
"Overbites may cause bone damage, since the lower teeth push up on the gums and bone," Mahnaz Rashti, DDS, a periodontist in Beverly Hills, tells WebMD Connect to Care. "This can lead to gum recession, which is basically when a tooth's root is exposed due to a receding gum line."
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