Swords Orthodontics
17 Main St, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland

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What's the difference between Overbite and Overjet?

At Swords Orthodontics, lots of patients come in and tell us they aren’t happy with their overbite. This still surprises me – I had never heard the word “overbite” until I had been in Dental School for nearly two years.

I can still remember the first time I heard the word used by someone that wasn’t a dentist – it was Wednesday Addams in the Addams Family movie (or maybe the sequel, Addams Family Values). It still isn’t a word I hear too often outside of work, but I know that many of my patients have heard it. Most times though, when someone comes to visit us for the first time ...

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