Different bites and complications

Everyone has a different looking smile and teeth. Some of them have small, some of them have slightly big tooth and some of them have a gap in between their teeth. There are different types of dental bite and complication

Dental Bite signifies the alignment of your upper jaw and lower jaw in a perfect direction, however, not everyone has the perfect align bite. In medical term misaligned jaw known as malocclusion. It is very rare to find the perfect bite. Some of the people have a very bad aligned bite which is not easy to be fixed.

A misaligned jaw or teeth can create a noticeable difference in your smile. There is some problem like chewing, swallowing, food retention or even closing your mouth properly, which normally people suffer when their jaws are misaligned.

See below the most common type of dental bite and their problems which generally people face.


Cross-bite occurs when your upper jaw teeth are underneath the teeth of your lower jaw.

Cross bite is further classified in two types.

  • Posterior
  • Anterior

Posterior cross-bite your upper jaw back teeth are bent under the teeth of your lower jaw.

Anterior cross-bite your lower jaw teeth jump over the teeth of your upper jaw.

Common problems that you can face due to cross bite are tooth decay, gum receding, sleep arena and frequent headaches.

Under bite

In an under-bite when you close your mouth the lower jaw jumped over the upper jaw. This means your lower jaw teeth covers your upper jaw teeth. Due to under bite, some common problems arise which you can confront by facing difficulty in speaking and chewing properly.

Open bite

Open bite occurs when upper jaw teeth and lower jaw teeth do not touch each other when you close the mouth.

it is further classified in two types.

  • Posterior
  • Anterior

Posterior open bite occurs your upper and lower jaw’s front teeth touch each other but back teeth do not meet, there is a gap in between your upper and lower jaw’s back teeth.

Anterior open bite is the opposite of a posterior open bite. In an anterior open bite, your back teeth are touching each other however your front teeth have a gap in between them. 


In crowding there is not sufficient space for your teeth to fit in the jaw normally due to this your teeth can be twisted, overlap or even they can grow from your gum. It usually happened when a child is around seven to ten years old, however, It can also happen in the later stage of your life too. In crowded teeth plaque, tarter and other toxic bacteria expand easily which often leads to tooth decay and gum disease. Crowded teeth become very tough to brush and floss properly.

Overbite and deep bite

Overbite Is generally the same as deep bite, however, if you look them technically there is a very small distinction between them which make them dissimilar from each other.

An Overbite occurs when the teeth of your upper jaw overlapping the teeth of your lower jaw. This means due to the upper jaw teeth your lower jaw teeth are not visible.

A Deep bite occurs when your overbite become too large due to this there is a significant gap appears between your upper and lower jaw’s teeth.

Front Teeth Protrusion (BUCK TEETH)

Front teeth protrusion is also known as “BUCK TEETH” in which your upper jaw front teeth stick out excessively because your upper jaw is more extended in comparison to your lower jaw. Which may tend to lead to some further problems of functionality in your teeth and jaw. Sometimes a person confronts some serious issues in biting or chewing the food properly.

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