Category: Malocclusion

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 »

Are There Different Types Of Malocclusion?

The short answer is yes, there are different types of malocclusion. Each of the different types of malocclusion may require different types of treatment. The word, “malocclusion,” has two parts: occlusion refers to the position of the teeth when the jaw is closed, and ‘mal’ is a prefix meaning ‘bad’ or ‘wrong.’ People with normal occlusion have… Read more »

FAQ About Misaligned Teeth

  Have you ever wondered, why some people are fortunate enough to have perfectly straight smiles with no need for intervention, while others need orthodontic treatment? You may have overlaps, gaps, or crooked teeth, while another member of your family has a perfect smile. If you have questions about misaligned teeth come about then you… Read more »

Understanding The Types Of Malocclusion

Occlusion is the position of the teeth when the jaw is closed. ‘Mal’ is a prefix meaning ‘bad’ or ‘wrong.’ Therefore, malocclusion is the bad positioning of the biting surfaces of the upper and lower teeth. The bad bite created by malocclusion can lead to crooked, crowded, protruding teeth, gum problems, temporomandibular joint disorder (commonly… Read more »

Crooked Teeth Affect More Than Appearance

When you have teeth that are crooked, it can make you feel embarrassed about your smile. You may have considered orthodontic treatment as a way to boost your confidence, but there are more health-centric reasons to straighten your smile. Straighter teeth have a lower risk of developing problems like tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, chronic headaches,… Read more »

5 Problems Caused By Crooked Teeth

Many people believe that orthodontic treatment is solely for correcting the cosmetic appearance of your smile, but those many people would be wrong. Crooked, misaligned teeth cause more problems than just causing you to be insecure about the look of your smile. Correcting misaligned, crooked teeth can lower your risk of developing problems like chronic… Read more »

What Is Malocclusion? How Is It Treated?

Occlusion is defined as the position of the teeth when the jaw is closed. ‘Mal’ is a prefix that means ‘bad’ or ‘wrong.’ Malocclusion is a bad positioning of the teeth when the jaw is closed. A bad bite caused by malocclusion can lead to crooked, crowded, protruding teeth, gum problems, temporomandibular joint disorder (commonly known… Read more »

Chronic Headaches Caused By Malocclusion?

Malocclusion is the improper alignment of the upper and lower ridges of teeth. It can be a contributing cause for chronic headaches. Headaches can be caused by a wide swath of reasons, such as, dehydration, stress, vision problems, just to name a few. If your chronic headache is accompanied by facial pain or pain in… Read more »

How Crooked Teeth Relate to Chronic Headaches

There are several ways in which crooked teeth can affect your life. From the way your smile appears to the way your bite functions, tooth misalignment can have long-lasting consequences for your oral health.  In some cases, crooked teeth might even lead to chronic discomfort by causing or exacerbating other dental health issues. For instance,… Read more »