Overbite Correction

An overbite happens when your upper teeth extend beyond your bottom front teeth. A lot of people have a tiny overbite. Though a significant overbite can cause tooth decay, gum disease, and jaw discomfort. Limiting thumb-sucking and pacifier use in children can help them avoid developing an overbite.

Overbite Correction for Children in Victor, NY

An overbite, a common dental condition where the upper front teeth significantly overlap the lower front teeth, can lead to various dental and health issues if left untreated. Our dedicated team is here to guide you and your child through the process of correcting an overbite, ensuring a healthy, functional, and beautiful smile for years to come.

Understanding Overbite Correction

Overbite correction in children is not just about improving the appearance of their smile. It’s also crucial for preventing problems related to chewing, speaking, and maintaining overall oral health. Early intervention can simplify treatment and reduce the need for more invasive procedures later in life.

graphic of an overbite
  • What causes an overbite?

    An overbite happens when the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth. It can be caused by:

    • Genetics
    • Poor oral habits
    • Teeth crowding
    • Overdevelopment of bone
    • Loss of lower teeth
    • Tongue thrusting
    • Jaw misalignment

    Early evaluation by a dentist or orthodontist is crucial for identifying the best course of action. Treatments range from orthodontic interventions to orthognathic surgery. Addressing these causes early, especially in children, can help prevent or minimize the severity of an overbite.

  • What are the treatment options for an overbite?

    How to Correct Overbite in Children

    Correcting an overbite involves several methods, depending on the severity and cause of the overbite. Our approach focuses on comprehensive assessment and personalized treatment plans tailored to each child’s unique needs.

    • Overbite Correction Braces: Traditional braces are one of the most effective methods for correcting overbite issues in children. By applying continuous pressure, braces help align the teeth and jaw properly.
    • Early Intervention: For younger children, early intervention can involve appliances that guide the growth of the jaw and help correct the overbite as the child grows.
    • Customized Treatment Plans: Each child’s overbite is unique, and so are our treatment plans. We may incorporate a combination of treatments, including braces, removable appliances, and more, based on the specific needs of your child.
  • Are deep bites and overbites the same?

    A deep bite, also known as an overbite or closed bite, is a dental condition in which the upper front teeth overlap the bottom front teeth when the back teeth are closed. A small lower jaw is the most common cause of a deep bite. This occurs when the lower jaw is shorter than the upper jaw, causing the upper teeth to be further forward. The lower teeth then continue to grow until they hit the back of the upper teeth (the cingulae) or the roof of the mouth. Moreover, the lower front teeth grow up under the upper front teeth and often get pushed together, resulting in crowding and alignment issues.


    Losing a lower tooth can also cause a deep bite, as it makes the lower jaw appear shorter than usual. Overly strong biting muscles are another cause of a deep bite, which is common in people who clench or grind their teeth.

A Kid-Friendly Dental Experience

If you're concerned about your child's overbite, our pediatric dental office in Victor, NY, is here to help. Early assessment and intervention are key to successful overbite correction. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We're committed to providing the highest standard of care, ensuring your child achieves a healthy, beautiful smile with confidence. Join us on the journey to a healthier smile and a happier future for your child.

Victor Smiles

7249 Route 96
Victor, NY 14564
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Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Orthodontics)
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