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Dental Malocclusion – Misaligned Teeth

Dental malocclusion means the teeth are not aligned properly resulting in crowded teeth, misaligned teeth, crossbite, overbite, underbite, or an open bite.

Types of Dental Malocclusion

A normal dental occlusal fit is the manner in which the upper and lower teeth come properly together when the mouth is closed. The upper teeth are slightly forward of the lower teeth. Malocclusion is an abnormal fit and is classified by how the upper and lower teeth fit together (bite). The bones of the jaw are also checked for proper position in relation to the teeth.

Most common malocclusion (poor bite) are:

  • Overjet: Upper Protrusion Buck Teeth
  • Overbites: Top Front teeth cover all of the lower front teeth
  • Crossbites: Top teeth are inside of the lower teeth
  • Open bites: Not all of the top and bottom teeth meet
  • Crowding of Teeth
  • Spacing of teeth
  • Misplaced midline
  • Tooth rotation
  • Transposition

Our goal at RxSmile Frisco orthodontics office with Dr. Greg Greenberg is to provide highly personalized and comprehensive orthodontic care for our families in the Frisco-Plano metropolitan area. If you have questions about braces and would like to make an appointment with our orthodontist, Dr. Greg Greenberg, please call 972 335 1300 Monday through Thursday, or submit an online online appointment request and we will respond within one business day.

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