A bite is a dental term used to describe the way your teeth come together. When everything functions correctly, your upper and lower teeth meet evenly and in the correct places. This is called a “normal” or “ideal” bite.
However, many people do not have an ideal bite. In fact, 7 different types of dental bite problems are common. In this blog post, we will discuss the common bite problems we see at LevelUp Orthodontics, and how orthodontic treatment can help correct them!
If your upper and lower teeth do not meet evenly, you may have an “open bite.” An open bite can be caused by a number of things, including thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, or incorrect swallowing.
A “cross bite” occurs when your upper teeth close on the inside of your lower teeth (or vice versa). This can cause wear and tear on your teeth, as well as gum disease.
A “deep bite” occurs when your upper teeth come down too far over your lower teeth. This can cause gum problems and even tooth loss.
An “underbite” occurs when your lower teeth come out in front of your upper teeth. This can be caused by a number of things, including genetics, missing teeth, or thumb sucking.
“Spacing” is the term used to describe gaps between your teeth. Spacing can be caused by a number of things, including missing teeth, thumb sucking, or incorrect swallowing.
“Crowding” is the term used to describe when there is not enough space for all of your teeth. Crowding can be caused by a number of things, including genetics, thumb sucking, or incorrect swallowing.
“Protrusion” is the term used to describe when your teeth are sticking out too far. Protrusion can be caused by a number of things, including genetics, thumb sucking, or incorrect swallowing.
Orthodontic treatment can help correct all of these bite problems and provide additional benefits too! We have options available including Damon Braces, InBrace, Invisalign and more! If you are interested in a healthy bite, we encourage you to contact us to set up a consultation to learn more. Dr. Gage will personalize a treatment plan based on your individual bite problem to help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile!READ MORE