An overbite is when your top teeth excessively overlap your lower teeth. This is a very common orthodontic condition that can easily be treated. It is important to correct an overbite, because if left untreated, an overbite puts extensive wear on your lower teeth and produces improper functioning that can cause damage to the teeth, gums, and palate, and can even lead to TMJ/TMD. Fortunately, overbite correction can be performed at any age. However, it is best to correct an overbite between the ages of 10-14. Reason being, children are still growing, thus, it is much easier to manipulate the jaws for correction at this age. Schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation and exam with Dr. Miller to see what your options are.
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