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What is an Overbite?

Overbite or forwardly placed teeth is a type of misalignment that causes the front teeth to protrude far ahead of the bottom teeth, when the mouth is closed. People with an overbite are said to have buck teeth or bunny teeth.

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Girl undergoing Overbite teeth treatment

Why should I treat my overbite?

Treating overbite (protruding) teeth has upsides that extend beyond aesthetics. Overbite correction helps improve overall oral health by aligning your teeth to ensure a better bite. Dezy aligners envelop the entire set of teeth enabling the misaligned teeth to move freely into the desired position.

An overbite can also cause

Breathing difficulty

Severe overbite can make your airways narrow; increasing your chances of snoring and sleep apnea

Jaw pain

An improper bite affects the jaw joints, adjoining ligaments, and muscles causing temporomandibular disorders (TMD).

Difficulty or pain while chewing

Uneven teeth make it difficult to bite and chew food.

Tooth decay or cavities

Misaligned teeth are hard to clean resulting in plaque build-up and cavities.

Low Self-esteem

You deserve to always feel like your best self and an overbite shouldn’t bring you down.

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Fix your overbite with Dezy Aligners

Straighten your teeth the right way

01 Your first scan is on us

Book your free scan here by scheduling an at-home appointment or by visiting our clinics near you. The choice is yours.

02 Review your treatment plan

Stay put, while our orthodontists assess your scans and design a customized treatment plan for you. This plan will map your aligner journey in detail so you know exactly what to expect.

03 Approve and pay

Your go-ahead is all we need. Once you’re fully satisfied with your treatment plan, make your first investment to initiate your smile makeover journey.

04 Hassle-free delivery

Receive your Dezy aligner kit at your doorstep. This includes your full set of aligners, detailed instructions on how to use them, equipment, and everything needed for that perfect smile in the making.

05 Remote monitoring

Relax, we got you covered. We will keep track of your progress and regularly schedule virtual follow-ups with your assigned orthodontist. We will guide you through the process with care alerts, 24*7 on-call orthodontist, fortnightly progress intimations & provision of cheek retractors for precise dental scans.

The Dezy Advantage

Expert Care

Dedicated team of dental specialists curated by renowned clinicians, who come with seven years of experience or more.

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Feel-good environment with adherence to highest quality protocols, 100% sterilization and best-in-class technology.

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Up-front, honest pricing with no hidden costs, commissions, or referral fees. You will have complete clarity on estimated treatment costs from the very beginning.

The Dezy Promise

We guarantee an easy, hassle-free dental experience that will make you look forward to visiting the dentist. If you are still disappointed, reach out to us for a complete refund.

Other teeth problems

crowded teeth

Crowded teeth

The jaw isn’t large enough to fit all the teeth leading to crowding, plaque build-up, tooth decay, and gum disease.

Teeth Gap

Teeth Gap

This condition arises when there is unusual space between teeth causing food to get stuck in the spaces. Closing this gap is easy with our Aligners.

Deep bite

Deep Bite

This happens when the upper front teeth disproportionately overlap the bottom front teeth when the back teeth are closed causing discomfort. Our aligners help solve this problem.

Open Bite

Open Bite

When the upper and lower front teeth don't touch each other when the mouth is fully closed, displaying an opening, it is called an ‘Open Bite’. This can be easily corrected with our aligner treatment.

Frequently asked questions


What are buck teeth?

Buck teeth is the casual term used for an overbite or protruding teeth condition. This type of misalignment occurs when the upper front teeth close out far ahead of your lower teeth when you close your mouth.


Do overbites worsen with age?

Yes, overbites can worsen with age as the space between the upper and lower front teeth can increase over time; this worsens the overbite. A deep overbite is more concerning and will require additional restorative treatment to be fixed.


What is considered a severe overbite?

A normal overbite is when the vertical overlap is 2mm to 4mm. When the gap is between 4 mm to 6 mm or more, it is known as a deep bite or deep overbite. When the upper teeth completely envelop the lower teeth and even go into the lower gum, it is called a severe overbite.


What are the causes of an overbite?

  • Hereditary and genetic causes such as a particular jaw size and shape being passed on
  • Sucking in the thumb past the age of 3 or 4 can cause buck teeth
  • Sucking on Pacifiers, just like the thumb can cause an overbite
  • Tongue-thrusting causes overbite
  • Teeth problems such as extra, impacted or missing teeth can cause buck teeth


What are the types of overbites?

There are two groups of crossbites: dental and skeletal overbite. Skeletal overbites happen as a result of improper jawbone development which causes the jaw and teeth to grow incorrectly. A dental overbite occurs as a result of misaligned teeth i.e. when teeth are in the wrong position.


What happens if I don’t treat buck teeth?

If you do leave your buck teeth untreated, it can lead to overall oral and health problems such as decaying teeth, cavities, difficulty in eating and chewing, temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), speech issues and breathing disorders.


What causes an overbite?

An overbite is generally caused by a skeletal problem, dental problem or a combination of both.


Can an overbite be fixed naturally?

No, an overbite cannot be fixed naturally, you will have to use either aligners, braces or go through surgery. It is possible to avert overbites that are caused by childhood habits like the use of pacifiers, thumb-sucking, and chewing pencils.


What are the various treatment options for an overbite?

  • Aligners – removable and transparent plastic trays that are firmly fitted on your teeth and apply pressure progressively achieving the perfect position
  • Braces – use of metal brackets and wires to push the buck teeth to the desired position
  • Palate expansion – this is used to treat overbite conditions in children and adolescents whose jaw is too small. It is an appliance attached to upper teeth to slowly widen the jaw and palate
  • Jaw surgery in the case of a severe overbite condition


Why are clear aligners the preferred overbite treatment?

Clear aligners are more suited than other traditional forms of dental treatments. As they are invisible, removable, and show quick results with fewer trips to the orthodontist.

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