Ever wondered what forms malocclusions? Why are some people born with a perfect smile, while others struggle with overbites, underbites, and open bites?
A visit to your local orthodontic clinic can help you find the root cause of any malocclusion you may have developed. If you suspect your child may have a malocclusion forming, then taking them to see an orthodontist is the best way to protect their smile and guarantee them a healthy life.
Overbites are when the top jaw’s teeth protrude over the bottom, while an underbite is when the lower jaw’s teeth are misaligned with the top jaw.
An open bite is when there are teeth twisted out of place, creating a poor occlusion or bite. Malocclusions can lead to poor dental health and deformation of the face, which will severely damage your self-esteem and may lead to psychological conditions too.
There are a number of reasons why children develop malocclusions, including genetics, accidents, and thumb sucking in toddlers. While the jawbone is still developing, it is a fairly simple procedure to correct overbite, underbite, or open bites. Braces can be used to guide dental development back into a more natural and healthy shape.