If you are routinely suffering from bad bites or other oral health issues regarding improper bite distribution forces amongst your smile, it could be linked to misalignments associated with malocclusions. To properly treat malocclusions, various forms of orthodontic treatments will be required.
Several different types of malocclusions exist. However, most of them are caused by issues with your incisors. Your incisors are the teeth in the front of your mouth, which can include issues known as overbites, open bites, underbites, deep bites, closed bites and misplaced midline.
Even issues with your jaw can lead to malocclusions. If for any reason the lower part of your jaw is sticking out past the upper part of your jaw, it can cause a condition known as a crossbite. Furthermore, spacing issues between teeth or issues in which teeth are overcrowded are known to produce malocclusions that will require orthodontic treatments. Other misalignments between your teeth and your jaw as well as teeth erupting in the wrong area or rotating out of positions are known malocclusions that need to be treated.
For more orthodontic treatments and care from an orthodontist in Price, Utah, our team at Schouten Orthodontics can help you. If are in need of an oral examination from Dr. John R. Schouten, please schedule an appointment to come see us at our office. We can be reached at 435.637.0820.