Malocclusion or a bad bite is when your top and bottom teeth do not fit together properly when biting. A reason for this could be missing, crooked, crowded or protruding teeth. Thumb or finger sucking may also be a contributor. In some cases, malocclusion or a bad bite, makes it harder for an individual to chew certain foods and due to the position of the teeth, some teeth may wear down. It may also cause teeth and jaw pain and tension. Teeth that stick out, also known as buck teeth, are more susceptible to being chipped or broken. Teeth that are crowded and crooked are harder to clean, when brushing and flossing and may be more likely to get cavities and/or gum disease. The position of your teeth and jaw has a great effect on your bite, so the sooner it is fixed the healthier your body and smile will be.
Different types of orthodontic treatments are available for fixing malocclusion or a bad bite, from traditional braces to Invisalign. Be sure to visit our office to find out what treatment is best for you.
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