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What Are the Different Types of Misaligned Teeth?

January 7, 2019

What Are the Different Types of Misaligned Teeth?

There are people who are born with a wonderful set of teeth and an amazing smile. If you are one of them, you are a lucky one. If not, we can make it better for you. People generally have one of two types of biting issues, an overbite or an underbite. It happens when the teeth are not aligned correctly with the gums. According to the National Institutes of Health, 20% of Americans have “deviations from the ideal bite” and 35% of people have rightly aligned teeth.

Before you opt for lingual braces or invisible braces or other orthodontic treatments as per an orthodontist’s suggestions, you should know the differences between an overbite and an underbite. It will help you to understand when your treatment is on the right track.

Overbite – If your bite overlaps by 2mm more than the standard bite, you can call it an overbite. In this case, your top teeth may cover the lower teeth.

Underbite – This is exact opposite of an overbite. The cosmetic appearance is a major problem with this and it can even cause inflammation.

Crossbite – With this type of misalignment is where certain teeth may not stay properly with their lower or upper counterpart. It can lead to speech problems, chewing issues or accidental bites to the cheek.

Open Bite – With the top or bottom teeth, there is a large space in this type of misalignment which contributes to eating problems.

Crowded Teeth – When there is less space in the gums for teeth growth, you can get crowding issues.

Spacing – Spacing between the teeth can be generated by broken teeth, a small tooth, missing tooth etc.

Problems with Crooked Teeth

Apart from pain in the mouth, crooked teeth can lead to several physical issues. If you try invisible braces these can be fixed effortlessly. The problems include:

  • Jaw pain
  • Inflamed gum and bleeding
  • Periodontal disease
  • Headaches
  • Infections
  • Chewing issues
  • Arthritis in jaw points

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If you really want good results for these orthodontic problems, there are a type of braces for you. Your orthodontist may suggest lingual braces or invisible braces after seeing your orofacial condition. Come to Orthodontic Arts. We are eager to bring a bright smile to your face.

** Disclaimer: The above post is not intended to be medical advice or create a relationship between doctor and patient.