An overbite can lead to several dental health problems if left untreated – see your dentist if you’re concerned.
– Jaw pain may be the result of your overbite causing additional strain on your teeth
– Cavities are more likely to form as the teeth rub together more, which can damage the enamel layer leaving it susceptible to decay
– Because the teeth may touch the gums, this can cause inflammation and result in gum disease
“Fortunately, correcting an overbite is often something that can be done simply and permanently with orthodontic treatment.”
Dr Gerald O’Connor is the principal dentist and owner of Killiney Dental. Dr O’Connor graduated with an honours dental degree from University College Cork in 1998. He has since worked as a general dental surgeon in the UK and Ireland and has over 20 years experience in the dental field, with a particular interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr O’Connor is an active member of the Irish Dental Association, sitting on its Quality Patient Safety Committee, and is a Irish Dental Council registered dentist.