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A “bad bite” or malocclusion can affect your dental health, overall health, and self-confidence. Malocclusion is the dental term for teeth that don’t fit together properly. It literally means “bad bite.” Malocclusion that is not corrected can affect your profile and appearance. Traditional braces can be used to bring teeth into proper alignments again.
Orthodontic treatments will usually start once all baby teeth have been lost. However, we are seeing the importance and great impact of early intervention orthodontics. While children are in transition of baby teeth to their permanent teeth, orthodontic therapy can help widen the dental arches. This will often times allow permanent teeth to come into the ideal position on their own, as well as increase airway spaces allowing for better oxygen exchange for optimal health and development.
Poorly aligned teeth can also contribute to the following:
• tooth decay
• bone loss of teeth
• jaw joint problems
In turn, jaw joint problems can cause
• headaches and migraines
• difficulty in opening and closing your mouth
• clicking and popping sounds
• sore or painful jaw muscles
• restricted airway
Correcting your bite through traditional braces can improve your dental health as well as your overall health with an added bonus of boosting your self-confidence and giving you a terrific looking smile!
At Meyer Dental Group, we are happy to evaluate you to find out of traditional braces or early intervention orthodontics is right for you! We proudly serve the Des Plaines, Mt Prospect, Arlington Heights, Chicago and surrounding areas. Call us at (847)827-6290 or make an appointment for your orthodontic consultation.