Having an overbite is not an uncommon condition and can be the result of genetics. Of itself an overbite is not a cause for concern but it can lead to dental and health issues. Some of the most common problems include:

– Tooth decay due to eroded tooth enamel

– Jaw or facial pains caused by strain placed on the teeth

– Gum disease if the gum tissue is damaged by the teeth

An overbite can be corrected “simply and permanently with orthodontic treatment” which can be arranged through your dentist. More detailed information about overbites can be found at


Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.