A closed bite is where the upper front teeth extend over the lower front teeth causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth. Deep bites are inherited and usually develop due to a receding underdeveloped lower jaw.

Closed bites contribute to gum recession and excessive wearing on the upper and lower front teeth due to occlusal trauma, inefficient chewing function and misalignment of the jaw joints.

Treatment of deep bites is ideal during a facial growth period. At this time the lower jaw and teeth can be developed in a more forward and downward vertical position to correct the deep bite. Functional appliances, headgears and full orthodontic braces are used in various combinations to achieve an ideal occlusion. In adults, deep bites can sometimes be corrected orthodontically, but in severe cases jaw surgery may be required.

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