Excessive Overbite and Overjet

When he started treatment, this patient was 12 years 2 months old. His overjet was excessive (top teeth were sticking out from the bottom teeth). This was mainly due to the forward positions of his upper teeth. There was also a minor contribution from his jaw position; his lower jaw was back slightly compared to his upper jaw. His overbite was deep mostly due to over-eruption of his lower front teeth. Since the jaw problem was minor, we proceeded with treatment to address his tooth positions only. His treatment involved using upper and lower braces along with elastic bands (that he put on himself and changed every 12 hours). Treatment time was 20 months.

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