Malocclusion is a misalignment of teeth. In some case that can lead to a series of problems.
What is malocclusion?
The occlusion refers to the alignment of the teeth. Deviations from a normal occlusion are called malocclusion.
There are different types of malocclusion. The upper teeth can be slightly protruded with respect to the lower teeth. Also, the upper jaw or the lower jaw can be protruded with respect to each other.
If you have difficulty chewing, breathing, sleeping or speaking, have our dentists check your bite.
Causes of malocclusion
- Thumb sucking or using a pacifier past the age of 4
- Tongue pushing against the teeth
- Accident or illness
- Dental malformation
Consequences of malocclusion
- Digestive problems
- Back and/or neck pain
- Low self-esteem