When the bite is right (occlusion), the teeth on the upper and lower jaws are expected to line up and fit together when we bite down, however in some people, the teeth on the upper and lower jaws do not fit properly because of teeth misalignments,...
When the bite is right (occlusion), the teeth on the upper and lower jaws are expected to line up and fit together when we bite down, however in some people, the teeth on the upper and lower jaws do not fit properly because of teeth misalignments, jaw structure or other issues, and these issues lead to trouble in chewing, speech issues, aesthetical issues on the smile, or even mouth wounds. The dentistry term for these kinds of issues is “malocclusion”. Malocclusion may sound like an abnormality however they are quite common and it is usually possible to treat them completely.
Do you have trouble biting down with your teeth? Misalignment of teeth, jaw problems, and other issues can lead to biting problems. Dental Platinum Turkey offers state-of-the-art affordable treatments for fixing abnormal bites.
The Reasons Behind Malocclusion
Our genes mostly determine the shape of our jaw and our teeth alignment, so bite problems are mainly hereditary. Birth defects (for example, cleft palate) may cause bite problems as well.
Lifestyle and environmental issues can lead to bite problems, too. Bad childhood habits like thumb sucking, or jaw fracture injuries, traumas are some of them.
In addition, wrong orthodontic treatments like improperly fitted braces
or retainers may be a factor for extreme malocclusion. Whatever the reason
behind the issue, expert dentists can fix bite problems completely.
Common Types of Bite Problems
Please check below for the most common types of bite problems;
1. Over-bite/Overjet: When you bite with your back teeth, do your upper front teeth far out over the lower front teeth? If the answer is yes, you may have an overbite/overjet problem. This type of bite issue may also cause a “gummy smile” and protruding lips when the mouth is closed.
2. Under-bite: Underbite is like the opposite of the overbite. The lower front teeth are over the upper front teeth while biting with back teeth.
3. Open-bite: If
the teeth on the upper and lower jaws do not overlap, it is open-bite. Bad oral
habits like thumb sucking or tongue thrusting may cause open-bite issues.
4. Deep-bite When the bite is closed, if the teeth on the upper jaw cover the teeth on the lower jaw, it is a deep bite.
5. Cross-bite: If the upper and lower jaws and teeth are not aligned, there might be cross-bite. It can be hard to close the mouth properly with a crossbite since instead of each tooth aligning with its upper and lower counterpart, the teeth are facing the tongue or cheeks. This condition may cause asymmetry on the face.
6. Protruding-teeth: If the teeth on the upper jaw extending too far out, this causes protruding teeth. Protruding teeth do not necessarily cause problems on chewing ability, but asymmetry on the jawline or face.
How to fix bite problems?
Untreated bite problems can get worse over time, and they are best treated with orthodontic treatments like braces, retainers or Invisalign during childhood, while the jaw structure is still growing. Since orthodontic treatments are time-consuming and expensive, people may look for more economical and short-time solutions. In addition, adults may not prefer these orthodontic treatments because of cosmetical concerns.
If the bite issues are not severe, they may also be corrected with cosmetic treatments like dental crowns (also known as full veneers). If you could send us your dental photographs, our expert orthodontists and prosthodontists will provide you further information regarding your treatment options to correct your bite issue(s).
Bite problems, Malocclusion, Orthodontic treatments, Under-bite, Braces, Teeth retainers
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