Overjet, or a protrusion, is created when your lower teeth are too far behind your upper front teeth. This condition may have several causes.
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- An improper alignment of the molars
- Missing lower teeth
- An imbalance of the upper and lower jaw bones
- Flared upper incisors
- Thumb or finger sucking
- Tongue thrusting
- A combination of all these causes
An overjet bite can:
- Impare proper functioning of your front teeth
- Lead to premature wear on your teeth
- Make your smile less attractive
Orthodontic correction for an overjet bite requires growth medication using an orthodontic appliance and/or elastics, which will reduce your flared front teeth.
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