What are the Causes and Treatment for Overlapping Teeth?


braces for overlapping teeth

Overlapping teeth often occurs when the teeth are crowded or misaligned in the mouth. It may not seem like a major issue but if left untreated, overlapping teeth can lead to other oral health problems. 

So, what are the causes of overlapping teeth?

There are a number of reasons for teeth to overlap, the main causes are:

  • Genetics
  • Habits such as thumb sucking.
  • The mouth is too small to accommodate the teeth and results in crowding and shifting of teeth. 
  • Having extra teeth which puts excessive pressure on the front teeth, causing them to overlap.
  • Injury to the jaw can result in teeth misalignment.

What are the treatments available for overlapping teeth?


This is one of the most common and effective treatments for overlapping teeth. It’s also an incredibly popular option as there are different varieties of braces to choose from. Depending on the aesthetic, price or comfort you want there is a brace option for you. You can choose from traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces that are attached to the back of your teeth or if you’re wanting a removable brace, Invisalign will be the one for you. Some orthodontists will prefer you to have a fixed appliance depending on how severe the overlap of your teeth are because they will be able to have more control over the movement of your teeth.

There are other options including veneers and bonding, but we would not recommend that these are used over braces as you may not get the most natural or healthy result. 

If you are looking for solutions to fix overlapping teeth, get in touch with us today at Northenden House Orthodontics. Our team of expert Orthodontists are dedicated to making sure  you receive exceptional care. Call to book your appointment now on 0161 998 2622.

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