When you think of the perfect smile, your jaw contributes just as much as your teeth! Malocclusions or “bad bite”, is the medical term used to describe a bite line that is abnormal. When your jaw alignment is off, it can cause a variety of different issues that impact your oral health. At Unionville Orthodontics, we want you to fall in love with your smile. Let’s take a look at the most common issues, and what you can do to achieve the smile of your dreams!
What Are Common Bite Issues?
An overbite is a very common malocclusion that impacts many patients. Although it is normal to have your front teeth rest slightly over your bottom teeth, an issue occurs when the space between is too large and makes your front teeth protrude. Another common bite problem is a crossbite. This is where only half of your top or bottom row misaligns, and causes half of your front teeth to sit ahead of your bottom teeth.
Malocclusions can not only make your smile appear off centre or crooked, but can also affect other areas of the patient’s life. Speech impediments such as lisping are common, as well as mouth breathing. If a patient is experiencing accidental cheek biting while eating, it is important to schedule a consultation so we can correct this issue as quickly as possible!
How Do I Treat It?
Our office offers a variety of treatments that can provide permanent solutions to your bite problem! Clear braces are a modern take on the classic metal appliance and are very effective for moving your jaw. Invisalign is another great option we offer that gives the patient a seamless and unnoticable treatment to correct their bite.
Both braces and Invisalign are great orthodontic treatment options depending on your lifestyle. The best course of action is to book a consultation with us, so we can provide you a customized treatment plan. From here, your beautiful new smile will be quickly underway!
Come Visit Us In Unionville!
Dr. Lee and our amazing team would love to meet you! Our office is located in Markham and proudly serves the Greater Toronto Area. Give us a call at 905-477-7186, or fill out our online form to request a consultation today. We can’t wait to show you your custom treatment plan, and help you get the smile you always wanted!