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Beyond a Beautiful Smile…Why Bite...

09 Jun 2016
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When it comes to orthodontic issues, straightening crowded teeth to create a beautiful smile is Priority #1 for our orthodontic patients. The correction of bite problems tends to be lower on the priority list. However, a poor bite, also known as a malocclusion can cause significant problems in the future. Bite problems can include overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. A poor bite can be caused by a number of things: A person’s mouth may be too small to adequately fit all of their teeth, so shifting occurs to make room and crowding develops; the upper and lower jaws can grow at different rates causing a disharmony between the two, which can result in overbites and underbites. An overbite occurs when your top teeth over-close over your lower teeth whereas an underbite occurs when your…

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