Orthodontic malocclusions refer to bad bites. If you are suffering from any bad bites, it is important to have them fixed as soon as possible. Otherwise, you can suffer from a downturn in your oral health and potentially cause future oral health ailments to arise, such as TMJ disorders, cavities, and periodontal disease. Through the use of orthodontic treatments, you can help straighten your smile and remove any malocclusions that may be present.
Often, malocclusions are associated with your incisors. These are the teeth that are in the front of your mouth. Both your upper and lower incisors are often associated with malocclusions. Common forms of incisor malocclusions include underbites, overbites, open bites, deep bites, and misplaced midlines. Underbites occur when your lower incisors stick out farther than your upper incisors. Overbites occur when your upper incisors stick out past your lower incisors. Open bites arise when your incisors do not connect when biting down. Extreme forms of overbites are known as deep bites. Furthermore, if your teeth are not correctly aligned in the front, misplace midlines will arise.
Other common forms of malocclusion include crossbites, spacing issues associated with overcrowded teeth or large gaps between teeth, rotation issues when teeth are out of their proper alignment, and issues when teeth erupted in the wrong areas.
If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a fantastic smile with malocclusion treatments, schedule an appointment with Frandsen Dental at our office in Orem, Utah by calling 801-224-7900. Dr. Colton Rich and the rest of our team look forward to seeing you.