Malocclusion is the term that refers to teeth that are not fitted together. This affects not only the arrangement of the teeth but also the shape of the jaw and the appearance of the face. Certain conditions of malocclusion are inherited, but there are some conditions that are acquired from a bad habit or the premature loss of teeth.
The occlusion of the upper and lower teeth is normal but there may be problems with the spacing and arrangement of the teeth, as a whole.
There is a malocclusion which positions the upper teeth more forward than the lower teeth. It is also known as an overbite.
There is a malocclusion which positions the lower teeth more forward than the upper teeth. It is also known as an underbite.
Well-aligned teeth may not seem so important to you but it comes with many benefits. When your teeth are straight, you will not only look better, but your teeth will be easier to clean, speech will not all be hampered and the integrity of your facial muscles will be maintained very well.
Depending on the case at hand, Saratoga dentist Dr. Prasad will design a treatment plan that will resolve all kinds of orthodontic issues. The following are the most common treatment methods employed in Orthodontics:
For bad bite concerns, you can trust Argonaut Dental to help you get proper orthodontic treatment and restore the confidence in your smile.
Call Dr. Prasad’s Saratoga dental practice today at (408) 867-1800 to make an appointment.