Orthodontic disorders refer to a variety of alignment issues involving the teeth and jaws. The optimal position for the teeth (known as a bite) is defined when the upper teeth meet in front of the lower teeth on both sides of the mouth.
Virtually not too many people have perfect bite alignment, but fortunately many of us do not suffer greatly due to this. However, in rare cases, some individuals may present with various forms of what is referred to as a “malocculusion,” or misalignment of the upper and lower teeth. Severe forms of this can induce a lot of stress to the jaw and teeth and result in muscle and join pains, increase the rate of tooth decay, as well as cause a variety of other health issues.
In some cases, simple orthodontic treatment will correct malocclusions. However, severe deformities may require more involved surgeries. If you are the victim of a malocclusion, contact Dr. Nikaeen’s office to set up a consultation. The sooner you have it fixed, the more comfortable you will feel, and you will have a better smile to show for it. Below are some of the most common forms of malocclusions:
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