General Information about Bad Bites

woman suffering from malocclusions or bad bites

woman suffering from malocclusions or bad bitesA bad bite refers to a misalignment that occurs within your mouth. When patients talk about having a bad bite, professionals know they’re talking about malocclusions. If you suffer from a bad bite, orthodontic services are required. Although numerous misalignment issues can be caused by your environment and life, many others are the result of genetics or oral accidents and can be a fairly common orthodontic problem.

Correcting Bad Bites and Malocclusions

Although most incisor malocclusions are relatively minor, they still require treatment. This will help ensure your smile looks and functions properly. Various types of incisor malocclusions include overbites (also known as buck teeth), underbites (also known as bulldog teeth), misplaced midlines, open bites, and deep bites. Leaving these issues untreated could mean more serious oral and overall health issues later in life.

Crossbites are one of the most famous prominent and recognizable forms of malocclusion for the public, as they occur when your upper and lower jawbones fail to line up. Other common types of malocclusions include irregular gaps in your teeth, overcrowded teeth, teeth that break the surface of the gum line in the wrong location, and teeth that are not in their proper alignment.

Orthodontic Services at Ricci Orthodontics

Ricci Orthodontics is here to provide the residents of Johns Creek, Georgia with the orthodontic services they need. From braces to retainers, we can help correct numerous orthodontic problems like malocclusions or bad bites. Reaching out to our office is the best way to learn about your orthodontic options.

If you think you have any malocclusions, please call Ricci Orthodontics so we can get you in to see Dr. Steven Ricci and our team as soon as possible. Our orthodontic office is located in Johns Creek, Georgia, and we can be reached at 678-932-0308. We look forward to improving your smile.

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