A “bad bite” often refers to misalignment issues of your teeth and jaw that can affect how your teeth interact with one another. If they are misaligned, you bite won’t be straight and could affect your eating patterns and your oral hygiene. Bad bites can result in plaque buildup in spaces where your brushing and flossing may miss.
Do you suffer from “bad bites?” Here are some of the most common types:
– Misplaced midlines are malocclusions that refer to when the center of your incisors fails to properly line up with the center of your lower incisors.
– Underbites, or bulldog teeth as they are often called, consist of the lower incisors protruding our further than the upper incisors.
– Deep bites, or closed bites, consist of extreme forms of overbites in which the lower incisors bite into the area behind the upper incisors.
– Crossbites are malocclusions consisting of the lower jawbone protruding further out than the upper jawbone.
– Some malocclusions consist of overcrowded teeth. In this case, there is not enough space between each tooth, causing resistance between the teeth, with bends and curvatures often taking place. Spacing issues can also refer to too much space between the teeth, causing unusually large openings to appear.
– Overbites, or upper protrusions, overjets, or buck teeth as they are often called, consist of the upper incisors (front teeth) protruding our further than the lower incisors.
– Open bites are malocclusions entailing disconnected top and bottom incisors when biting down.
– Various other types of malocclusions include too many teeth or missing teeth, various types of rotation issues, and transposition malocclusions.
If you have a misalignment issue and are looking for orthodontic treatments, you can contact Quality Orthodontic Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brett Gluck. We can be reached by calling us at 770-664-6003 or stopping by our office in Alpharetta, Georgia. It’s never too late to make your smile great!