Deep Bite

Sometimes, a bite can be so deep that the bottom front teeth are not seen at all when a person is biting. This can cause severe wear of the lower front teeth as well as damage to the gums behind the top front teeth. It is sometimes appropriate to undertake a simple intervention with this type of bite while a child is still growing which has the benefit of not only starting to reduce the deep bite early on, but will also protect the lower teeth from further wear. Studies have shown that if a deep bite is corrected during growth that the correction is more stable in the long-term.