Orthodontic treatment options are more effective and comfortable than ever before. No matter the malocclusion issue that you or your loved one suffers from, orthodontic treatment can provide the answer. Our dentists and team have put together information about common bite issues for your reading pleasure.
If you have an overbite, your upper front teeth sit too far in front of the lower teeth. Most people have at least a slight overbite. If an overbite is severe, it is known as a deep bite. A deep bite can cause the wearing down of teeth and jaw pain.
In an underbite, the lower front teeth sit in front of the upper front teeth. In many cases, an underbite occurs because the lower jaw is too far forward. Those with an underbite may have a hard time chewing and speaking properly. An underbite can also cause the teeth to wear down too quickly.
If some of the upper teeth sit inside of the lower teeth instead of slightly outside, you may have a crossbite. A crossbite can cause the teeth to wear down or chip. A crossbite can also cause gum recession and other gum problems.
Gapped teeth, or spacing issues, occur if you have extra space between two or more teeth. Gapped teeth can negatively affect the health of the tums, thus leading to gum disease.
If there isn’t enough room in your jaw for your teeth to fit properly, crowded teeth may result. The teeth can overlap, twist, become bunched up, and even get pushed to the front or the back.
We encourage you to contact Louisiana Dental Center at (985) 735-0078 today for more information and to schedule an orthodontic exam in Bogalusa, Louisiana.