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What Are Overbites and Crossbites?
Dentists refer to teeth misalignments, such as an overbite or crossbite, as malocclusions. Overbites involve upper teeth protruding too far over the bottom teeth. Crossbites occur when upper teeth do not pass over the lower teeth. Instead, they are pushed back enough to fit behind lower teeth.
What Causes Overbites and Crossbites?
Overbites typically emerge in childhood when the size or shape of a child’s jaw is abnormal. Unless there is enough room provided by the jaw, teeth could erupt crookedly, resulting in an overbite or crossbite. Long-term pacifier or thumb-sucking after a child’s baby teeth have come in may be a reason for overbites. Loss of a tooth, genetics, teeth grinding (bruxism), and jaw joint problems are additional causes of overbites or crossbites. Children and adults with bruxism may need to wear a custom mouth guard to prevent tooth erosion and chipping.