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The word ‘malocclusion’ can be translated into ‘bad bite,’ which is exactly what it means. This common dental problem includes everything from crooked teeth to overbites. At Unionville Orthodontics, we provide customized treatment plans for malocclusions. Our orthodontic team will examine your smile, teeth, and jaws to closely understand the true extent of the problem and provide you with solutions accordingly.

What are the Causes of Malocclusions?

Malocclusions can happen for a number of reasons. It can happen as a result of genetics or bad habits. It is important to seek treatment promptly to help achieve a proper and healthy alignment for your teeth. Seeking treatment earlier, rather than later can help avoid more complications down the road. Here are some of the reasons why malocclusions might occur:

• Inherited dental weaknesses
• Thumb sucking during teeth development
• Thrusting of the tongue against the teeth consistently
• Tooth decay or disease
• Dental injury
• Premature loss (primary or permanent teeth)

These are some of the most common causes of malocclusions. Misaligned teeth are difficult to maintain and more vulnerable to decay. Fortunately, there are several orthodontic treatments available to repair the condition.

If you want to know more about orthodontics or are seeking treatment, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Unionville Orthodontics in Markham. You can contact us online or call us at 905-477-7186.

-The Unionville Orthodontics Team

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