The various 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. Dr. Michal Sabat and our team have put together information about common bite issues for your reading pleasure.
If you have an overbite, your upper front teeth come 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 sitting 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 of the lower teeth, 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. Spacing issues can lead to pockets between the teeth and gums where food can become lodged. This can in turn lead to gum disease.
An open bite occurs when the upper and lower teeth don’t meet together when the mouth is closed. An open bite can make it difficult to bite into foods and to chew.
If there isn’t enough room in your jaw for your teeth to fit properly, crowded teeth may be the result. The teeth can overlap, twist, become bunched up, and even get pushed to the front or the back.
We encourage you to contact Sabat Orthodontics at 440-845-3360 today to learn more and to schedule an orthodontic exam with our orthodontist in Parma and Brecksville, Ohio.