Do You Need Braces If You Only Have A Little Bit Of An Overbite?

Q.
Do you need braces if you only have a little bit of overbite? My top four teeth are covering my four bottom teeth just a tiny bit so would I need braces? Would I need braces on my top teeth and my bottom teeth or just the top teeth or the bottom teeth? Also my four bottom teeth are a tiny bit crooked as well, would I need braces for that? What kind of health issues are caused by overcrowding? Thank you, I know I have a lot of questions, but any information you can provide me with would be a great help.
A.
Hello, thank you for your question. You don’t need braces unless the crowding and overbite are an issue cosmetically for you. The can be some health issues with overbites as they can cause pain within the jaw with biting over time.  It doesn’t sound like you have too much to worry about, however I would need to see you in person to make a truly accurate assessment.  A clear aligner could be the ideal solution to your crowding. Best wishes, Dr Andrew Moore.
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