An overbite is a condition where your upper teeth project too much over the lower teeth.
While it is normal to have your upper teeth project over your lower teeth, if your upper teeth are so protruding that they push your upper lips over your lower lips, then you have an overbite.
What Causes Overbite?
You can find out whether your overbite is caused by your upper jaw position or your upper teeth position by consulting an orthodontist, who will take an X-ray to ascertain the real cause of your overbite.
If your overbite is caused by a protruding upper jaw, then overbite surgery will be required to rectify the problem because braces alone won’t be able to fix it completely.
It is likely that your overbite condition was inherited from your family’s genes. Simply take a look at your parents, cousins and relatives to see if some of them have the same condition as you have.
How Overbite Surgery Works
In the video above, the upper jaw was pushed backwards to correct the overbite. Depending on the position of your lower jaw, it may require surgery to make your transformation more complete.