Are You Aware of the Different Types of Malocclusions?

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Are You Aware of the Different Types of Malocclusions?

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Have you ever heard of the word malocclusion before? Malocclusions are well-known, but we aren’t always aware of what is associated with them. Malocclusions refer to bad bites, or the way the teeth come together. If you are suffering from a bad bite, you will need to visit your orthodontist in San Jose, California, for an orthodontic alignment therapy.

Common forms of malocclusions occur when you have overcrowded teeth or too much space between teeth. These are known as spacing malocclusions. If you ever have teeth erupt in the wrong spot in your mouth, you are suffering from a transposition malocclusion. Other common forms of malocclusions include rotation malocclusions and crossbites.

One of the most common forms of malocclusion that often arises is to your front teeth, also known as your incisors. These malocclusions occur when your front teeth are out of alignment. If you are suffering from what are known as buck teeth or bulldog teeth, it means that your upper incisors and your lower incisors are not lining up correctly. Other common forms of incisor malocclusions include open bites, overbites, underbites, and misplaced midlines.

If you are ready to see what orthodontic care can do to enhance your oral health, please come visit Corsa Orthodontics. Dr. Christopher Corsa and our team can be reached at 408-997-7772.