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Malocclusion

Why are crooked teeth a problem? Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what dentists call “malocclusion.” Left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and create abnormal amounts of stress on teeth and jaws, which will lead to premature wear. What type of malocclusion do you have? Here are some potential issues:

Crowding

crowding

  • Buildup of plaque and tartar
  • Harbors harmful periodontal bacteria
  • Risk of periodontal disease, tooth, and bone loss

Spacing

spacing

  • Food lodges between teeth
  • Risk of sore, tender gums
  • Risk of periodontal disease

Deep Bite

deep-bite

  • Over-erupted lower front teeth that can damage the palate
  • Premature wear and chipping of the lower front teeth

Crossbite

crossbite

  • Premature tooth wear and risk of chipped teeth
  • Abfraction — small notch in tooth at the gumline
  • Periodontal

Excessive Overjet

excessive-overjet

  • Chipped or fractured front teeth
  • Trauma to front teeth

Edge to Edge Bite

edge-to-edge-bite

  • Risk of teeth chipping and breaking
  • Jaw joint pain
  • Shortened or worn down front teeth

Open Bite

open-bite

  • Abfraction — small notch in tooth at gumline
  • Gum recession, loose teeth and bone loss
  • Excessive, premature wear on back teeth

If left untreated, malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and premature wear of teeth that can worsen over time and even result in tooth loss. Periodontal disease may also increase the risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries).

If you are ready to experience all the benefits of straight teeth, then call 866.980.8989 today to reserve your appointment with Dr. Paul. We can’t wait to see you smile!

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