Sunday, April 16, 2023

Dr. Kami Hoss Talks about Deep Bite Problem and the Procedure to Fix the Bite Problem



A deep bite is among the most commonly experienced bite-related dental problems experienced by people from the elderly, and adults to young children. A deep bite occurs when, at the time of closing the jaw, one’s upper teeth frontal portion overlap on the lower teeth completely. The issue can lead to various dental health-linked problems, counting damaging teeth and gums, difficulty hearing, headaches, TMJ, and others. The expert orthodontist and cofounder of Super Dentist, Dr. Kami Hoss, has been working dedicatedly on this niche for nearly two decades. He is also a renowned author, consultant, speaker, inventor, and philanthropist. 

According to the doctor, bite problem is considered based on the position of teeth arches. Apart from a deep bite which is also known as an overbite, some other types of bite problems include crossbite, open bite close bite, etc. Besides, some other types of bite problems treated by orthodontists include buck teeth or Protrusion, crowded teeth, and spacing between teeth. This article mainly focuses on the deep bite.

What leads to deep bite?

A deep bite typically takes place due to the misalignment of teeth and jaw but sometimes this bite problem can be experienced due to gum disease, broken down teeth, etc. if not treated timely by experts, deep or overbite can result in significant damage to the gum, tooth wear, digestive and hearing issues or TMJ disorders. Apart from the above problems, some other factors can lead to a deep bite. These factors include

·         Inadequate development or growth of jawbone/ genetics issue

·         Missing teeth

·         Worn or broken teeth

·         Periodontal disease or gum disease

·         Teeth grinding or clenching habits

·         Habits like nail biting, thumb sucking, etc.

The treatment procedure for deep bite

A deep bite can be effectively fixed by expert orthodontistsDr. Kami Hoss says this is possible through using dental braces. Especially for children, teeth, and adults, this is the most common line of treatment procedure followed for the correction of deep bites. The outcome of the treatment offers significant improvement in the functionality of one’s teeth, lessens tooth wear, helps maintain healthy dental health while making brushing and flossing of teeth easier, improves facial appearance, smile, and self-confidence.

On the contrary, for older patients as well as people having noteworthy tooth wear, missing as well as broken down teeth, restorative dental procedures may also be required.  That is how, depending on the issues, treatment of deep bites may need the intervention of a multi-discipline procedure involving both orthodontics apart from restorative dentistry.

Fixing deep bites and other types of bite problems in adults

In the consultancy session, an orthodontist first evaluates the oral condition of a patient and accordingly, an x-ray is done to examine the seriousness of the bite problem. In general, to fix more complex bite issues, doctors prefer using braces like hidden braces also known as lingual braces or traditional braces. On the other hand, for fixing mild and reasonable bite issues, clear braces or clear aligners, aka Envisaging are employed. In such cases, the doctor gives options to their patients about the type of braces they like to use for fixing their bite problem.


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