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Are malocclusions the cause of your imperfect smile? Destruction of your teeth in the form of a misalignment can increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth breakage. When teeth are not straight, they can chip or crack with no trouble, and cause you enamel damage that can put your entire smile at risk. Listed below are some frequently asked questions regarding malocclusions and possible treatment methods:

What are some likely forms of malocclusions that can occur outside your incisors?
– Spacing malocclusions are due to spacing issues between teeth and rotational malocclusions are due to improper positioning of teeth within your smile.

Can orthodontic treatments be used to mend malocclusions?
– Yes, depending on your level of malocclusion, there are a variety of orthodontic treatments at your aid to straighten your smile and correct any bite issues you may have.

How does a malocclusion form in a smile?
– A malocclusion is a form of bad bite that results in an irregularity or misalignment with your teeth.

What are the most likely types of malocclusions to your incisors?

– Malocclusions due to errors with your incisors include misplaced midlines, open bites, deep bites, underbites, and overbites.

If you would like to experience the life-changing transformation that orthodontics can provide, please stop by Memphis Orthodontic Specialists, P.C. for an oral exam from Dr. Scott Werner and our team at our amazing orthodontic facility in Memphis, Tennessee. Schedule your visit by calling us at 901-767-5415. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!