Category: Malocclusion

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 »

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 »