Overlapped Teeth: A Q&A Session

If you have overlapped teeth then some of them partially rest in front of others. This can present you with a wide variety of problems, which can make everything from smiling and feeling confident to actually caring for your smile very challenging. If you’re unsure about what to do with this concern, we are happy to guide you with a Q&A session. Remember, when you’re ready to improve your smile, all you have to do is give us a call.

Questions and Answers

Question: What is the cause of my overlapped teeth?

Answer: In many instances, this results from a type of misalignment we refer to as overcrowding. Your teeth do not have enough room to rest side by side, so they are forced over and behind one another. Or, your teeth simply erupted in this fashion and require shifting.

Question: What types of problems can stem from neglecting to address overlapped teeth?

Answer: When your teeth overlap one another, you can feel bad about the way you look, which will negatively impact your confidence. You may also end up with oral health concerns because parts of your dental tissue are difficult to access. For instance, difficulty thoroughly brushing and flossing may lead to cavities and gingivitis.

Question: Is there anything I can do about my overlapped teeth?

Answer: Of course! Orthodontic treatment will gently shift teeth into an alignment that is natural and optimal for your mouth. In some instances, dental extractions may also promote a balanced bite when serious overcrowding is part of the problem.

Learn More About Aligning Your Smile

Come in for a consultation, so we may discuss your overlapped teeth and provide you with an appropriate care plan for your needs. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.