The Problems Caused by Malocclusion

How well do your teeth fit together? There are many different kinds of malocclusion, ranging in severity from almost imperceptible to severely misaligned bites and crowded teeth. Braces can usually fix it, but surgery might be required for the most extreme cases.

BracesMalocclusion can greatly affect your self-confidence because of how much it alters your smile. However, what many people do not realise is that it causes multiple other problems as well.

  1. Appearance – The most obvious consequence of malocclusion is the way it affects your Not only does it make your smile noticeably less attractive, significant overbites or underbites can affect the profile of your face. This is why many people look different after getting braces.
  1. Poor hygiene – Having crooked teeth and an abnormal bite makes it much harder to properly clean your Food particles can get trapped in hard to reach spaces, leading to bacteria growth and plaque build-up. This increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
  1. Chewing issues – When your teeth do not properly fit together, you will likely find chewing or biting to be more You might also experience pain and discomfort, especially over extended periods of chewing, or when eating harder food.
  1. Speech difficulties – Some people develop lisps and other speech difficulties because of severe Teeth play a crucial role in speech production, which is why their position and form can sometimes affect how clear your voice sounds.
  1. Jaw strain – Malocclusion can strain your jaw and temporomandibular joint. You may notice severe jaw joint pain, headaches, or even a clicking noise when opening and closing your In some cases, the uneven pressure applied on your teeth can also make some more vulnerable to damage.

Having imperfect teeth is much more than just an aesthetic issue. We have the solutions that can help secure your oral health, and give you the smile you have always wanted. For a complimentary consultation, contact us at your convenience.