Misaligned teeth driving you up the wall? It’s more than just an aesthetic concern, it also causes all kinds of complications for eating and your all around oral health. With that said, don’t hesitate to seek out a professional who can give you first-rate care. You’ll find such individuals at Children’s Dental Group. Meet with our La Mirada pediatric dentist as soon as possible.
You might be wondering what exactly is a malocclusion. And that would be a justified curiosity. So let’s explore that, shall we? In a nutshell, it’s a kind of misalignment that involves the irregular contact between lower and upper teeth. Usually it’s manifested as one of the following: open bite, overbite, under bite, or crossbite. Of course, let this assessment be made by a dental professional who can conduct x-rays to get a better look at it. What causes malocclusions? Any of the following: thumb sucking or tongue thrusting habits, premature or congenital loss of or missing teeth, and a mismatch between jaw size and size of teeth. This condition doesn’t come in one standard type. Malocclusions come in three different categories: class I (teeth may have spaces between them, rotated, or are crowded); class II (the lower jaw is too far back, resulting in an overbite); class III (the lower jaw protrudes, causing an underbite). Treatment for this kind of misalignment involves orthodontic devices. It’s never too late to get it fixed. With that said, don’t hesitate to reach out to Children’s Dental Group. And be well on your way to meeting with a La Mirada pediatric dentist.
Sound good? Our patients certainly think so. Now all you have to do is take the first step. Pick up the phone and shoot Children’s Dental Group a call. Or an e-mail—that works, too. After that? You’re only a hop and a skip away from visiting our La Mirada pediatric dentist.