Nationally recognized orthodontist specialist Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, D.M.D., P.C. has been featured in WebMD where she discusses an overbite of the teeth.
Dr. Jacquie Smiles as she is known to her patients became a Spokesperson for Invisalign Teen treatment, which was featured on Tyra Bank’s show. She now practices orthodontics in her Midtown Manhattan office and two other locations in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and Monroe, NY.
WebMD asked Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling about overbite, common causes, and the available orthodontic treatments.
“Allowing an overbite to go untreated may lead to various issues, such as difficulty chewing and speaking,” Fulop-Goodling says.
WHAT DOES AN OVERBITE LOOK LIKE?
You can look at your teeth in the mirror at home to see if you have an overbite. You can also ask your dentist.
“True overbites can be seen by biting down and seeing how much your lower front teeth are covered by your upper ones,” Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling, DMD, PC, tells WebMD Connect to Care.
An overbite is sometimes confused with an overjet—more commonly known as buck teeth—which happens when your front teeth protrude horizontally, according to the American Association of Orthodontists. You may notice an overjet more easily in photos when smiling naturally.
“Many patients mistake an overjet with an overbite and don’t truly notice their real overbite because they don’t usually take photos while biting down or when their teeth are touching,” Fulop-Goodling says.
When you have an overbite, your top teeth overlap the bottom teeth by more than 3 millimeters, according to the American Board of Orthodontics.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, some common causes of overbites include:
- Genetic bone issues
- Pushing your tongue too far forward
- Habitual nail-biting
- Thumb-sucking or using pacifiers beyond age 3
The entirety of Dr. Fulop-Goodling’s article and quotes can be viewed at:
SCHEDULE YOUR ORTHODONTIC CONSULTATION WITH DR. JACQUELINE FULOP-GOODLING
Please contact Dr. Jacqueline Fulop-Goodling today to learn more orthodontic treatments with Invisalign clear braces and invisible aligners to correct an overbite by calling 845-782-4288 or filling out the contact form to receive additional information.
Her office is conveniently located near 70 Gilbert Street, Suite 202, Monroe, NY 10950.