Malocclusion 101

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Braces and other orthodontic treatments are used to treat malocclusion, which means having crooked teeth or a “poor bite.” One’s bite is the way the upper and lower teeth come together. In a proper bite, the upper teeth sit slightly forward of the lower teeth. Few people have a perfect bite. Malocclusion is sometimes a… Read more »

How Do I Know I Need Braces?

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If your teeth are not aligned, or your bite needs adjusting, you may be a candidate for braces. Some people use braces to fix cosmetic issues with their pearly whites, others benefit from the medical fixes. Conditions which might preclude orthodontic care can include the following: — Losing your baby teeth too early in life,… Read more »

Orthodontics: The Types of Malocclusion

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There are many different smile-alignment issues that need to be dealt with by orthodontic treatment. Today, our would like to focus on one of those issues, which is malocclusion. Occlusion in , , is the alignment and spacing of your upper jaw and lower teeth when you bite down, and malocclusion is the poor positioning… Read more »