Category: Malocclusion

Clarifying a Few Myths About Tooth Misalignment

Unless you are already undergoing orthodontic treatment (and even if you are), you may have a few misconceptions about crooked teeth and the roles of orthodontic treatment. For example, some people believe teeth only become misaligned in childhood, or that the problems are associated with crooked teeth are merely cosmetic (meaning they only affect your… Read more »

A Few Conditions Crooked Teeth Makes More Likely

The thing about crooked teeth is that they can affect patients of all ages. In children, the importance of addressing the condition is often more pronounced. If not corrected, their crooked teeth will continue to grow even further out of alignment, affecting many different aspects of their oral health. In adults, however, addressing crooked teeth… Read more »

Restoring Bite Balance With Orthodontics

A poor balance in our bite impacts how our teeth fit together and may lead to a number of serious complications, including the onset of TMJ disorder. In order to correct imbalance and treat TMD-related trouble, we may suggest orthodontic treatment. How will our orthodontic systems help patients in Fort Worth, TX, suffering from poor… Read more »

What Are The Types Of Malocclusion?

Are you familiar with the word “malocclusion?” The prefix of the word is “mal-” which means bad. “Occlusion” refers to bite. Put together the word means “bad bite.” The way in which a bite is bad or misaligned is what designates the type of malocclusion that it is. Different types of malocclusion affect the smile… Read more »

3 Reasons To Want A Straighter Smile

Straightening your smile is more than just straightening crooked teeth. Straightening a smile is about adjusting the bite into a proper alignment. The purpose of the adjustment go beyond just wanting everyone’s smile to look like a cookie-cutter Hollywood style. The reasons for wanting a straighter smile involve both your smile’s and your jaw’s health…. Read more »

Surprising Effects Of Bite Misalignment

A bad bite is also known as malocclusion (which has the literal roots of the words “bad” from mal and “bite” from occlusion). A bad bite occurs when the ridges of the mouth do not properly line up for optimal functionality. A misaligned bite can cause plenty of problems for your mouth. It can increase… Read more »

Malocclusion: What Is It?

The word malocclusion is rooted in Latin, and the two roots “mal” and “occlusion” literally mean “bad” and “bite.” Malocclusion is a bad bite, a bite that is improperly aligned. Having a properly aligned bite means that the molars of the upper and lower ridges of your teeth fit together. If the bite is misaligned,… Read more »

What Is A Bad Bite And What Causes It?

Malocclusion is a faulty alignment of the upper and lower teeth. The roots of the word malocclusion literally translate to “bad bite.” A proper occlusion is one where the upper and lower ridges line up without causing any damage, spacing, or crowding issues. Your upper ridge should ever so slightly overlap over the lower ridge… Read more »

Malocclusion’s Link To Health Problems

Malocclusion, which is the technical term for a bad bite, can affect your overall oral health. Your oral health is linked to your overall health, which makes it possible for malocclusion to cause systemic issues for your body.  A misaligned bite can include crooked and crowded teeth that make cleaning the mouth difficult. Not being… Read more »

What Happens When You Ignore Crooked Teeth?

If your crooked teeth have an obvious effect on your smile’s appearance, then ignoring them may not be an option. However, patients often procrastinate or neglect to seek treatment to correct them because they don’t realize that the misalignment could impact more than just appearance. The alignment of your teeth is important for several reasons,… Read more »