Excessive Overjet

What Is An Excessive Overjet?

When there’s a horizontal gap between the top and bottom teeth, this is called excessive overjet. Anything over around 2 mm is considered overjet and can be caused by genetics, thumb sucking, and crowded teeth, among other things. 

Why Should I Fix An Excessive Overjet?

Also known as “buck teeth,” excessive overjet can cause difficulty chewing, swallowing, and speaking, in addition to being aesthetically unsightly. Overjets should be treated as soon as possible with effective orthodontic care to avoid damage now and in the future. Braces and clear aligners like Invisalign overseen by a certified orthodontist can help treat an overjet.

What Is The Best Way To Treat An Excessive Overjet?

Whether braces or another orthodontic solution is best for you, turn to Adirondack Orthodontics for all of your overjet, underbite, overbite, and other related issues. Seeking treatment as early as possible can help prevent long-term issues. Whether you are an adult seeking to correct an overjet or seeking treatment for a child through phase one treatment, our team is here to help. 

We can provide an exam to find out the extent of the issue and come up with a comprehensive treatment plan that works for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment at one of our locations and see how we’ve become the most trusted orthodontist in the Capital Region.

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