Health Tip: Raising the Risk of Overbite09/23/10
(HealthDay News) -- An overbite, which doctors call
malocclusion, occurs when the top teeth extend too far over the
The U.S. National Library of Medicine says risk factors for
- A family history of the condition.
- Birth defects or injuries that affect the structure or size of
- Childhood activities including use of a pacifier, sucking a
thumb or using a bottle for too long.
- Abnormalities of the teeth.
- Dental or orthodontic treatments (such as braces, crowns or
fillings) that don't fit well.
- A tumor in the jaw or mouth.
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