Is my overbite bad and should I worry about it?

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    I have renders of my teeth and I was wondering if my overbite is bad enough to get braces. Braces are expensive and I'm not sure if they're necessary. Photos attached.
     

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    honestdoc Verified Dentist

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    How old are you? You have anterior openbite where your front incisor teeth are not touching when you close. The consequence will be the untouched incisors will continue to erupt (hypereruption) until they oppose something either teeth (unlikely) or gums. I have anterior openbite where my lower incisors have erupted higher than other lower teeth.

    Braces can benefit you but it can be expensive and traumatic. You may need to have some teeth pulled to make room and you may need to wear a retainer for life to minimize teeth moving back to original position.
     
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    Thank you for the response.
    I am 15 years old.
     
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