Often the top teeth stick out too far in front of the lower teeth. Severe situations also trap the lower lip behind the top teeth, leaving the top protrusive teeth very susceptible to trauma. Normal lip closure is also strained.
Bucky teeth have negative impact on facial profile by exaggerating a small chin or a short upper lip.
This often arises due to the lower jaw and lower teeth being set back.
Treatment options depends in severity and age. It can range from a special set of plates to widen the jaw and posture the lower jaw forward in young patients.
In adults, we have many options from as simple as changing the angulation of the top teeth, to pushing the top teeth back. Moving the lower jaw forward may be required for more severe cases.