Oral Health Care Highlights: Types of Malocclusions

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In order to ensure your smile can continue to thrive, it is important to routinely check your mouth from any indications of tooth slippage or bad bites. If a bad bite, also called a malocclusion, is present, it will need to be treated with an orthodontic therapy to straighten your smile.

If you have any malocclusions with your incisors, they will need orthodontic therapy. The numerous versions that can arise with your incisors including misplaced midlines, underbites, crossbites, overbites, deep bites, and open bites. Depending on your oral health condition, and the bad bites that you have, your orthodontist can determine which treatment is best for your condition.

Other common malocclusions that can arise include spacing malocclusions in which there are irregular gaps and spaces between teeth that otherwise should not be there. In addition, if teeth have erupted above the gum line in the wrong spots, or if there are spaces and gaps that are incorrect between teeth, they will need to be repositioned back to their proper location. Furthermore, rotation malocclusions can arise, in which teeth rotate out of alignment.

If you suffer from any malocclusions, speak with Rivera Orthodontics at 915-585-7550 to see which treatment is right for you. If you are in need of an orthodontist in El Paso, Texas, you can schedule an oral examination with Dr. Jaime Rivera and our team at our office.