How is the process of your teeth coming in going? Unfortunately, many of us have teeth that are crooked, overlap, or are missing. This is often the result of causes that are beyond our ability to control. The existence of a problem such as an overbite or underbite is one of the most important aspects to consider when it comes to the positioning of your smile. In both instances, the upper and lower jaws are prevented from aligning with one another in the correct manner.
Your teeth may grow crooked, worn down, or protrude out of their sockets if you have an incorrect bite, also known as malocclusion. The majority of individuals have some degree of malocclusion, although in most circumstances, it is not something that has to be corrected. It may be necessary to seek dental treatment for an underbite or overbite if the condition is severe enough.
The Importance of Having the Right Bite
The condition known as an overbite is brought on when the top jaw sticks out farther than the lower jaw. On the other hand, an underbite is the consequence of a lower jaw that protrudes forward from the upper jaw and creates a gap between the two. If your teeth and jaws are not properly aligned, it may have an impact on your ability to talk properly, as well as on your capacity to breathe and even on how you appear. Additionally, having a bite that isn’t aligned may lead to the following issues: an inability to chew food effectively, difficulty maintaining clean teeth, and strain on the jaw muscles and teeth.
People who have an overbite or underbite often struggle with feelings of insecurity over the appearance of their smile. Even though heredity is the key factor in the development of these diseases, there are a number of other factors that may play a role as well. These factors include the loss of teeth, gingivitis, injury, habitual thumb sucking, and incorrect dental restorations.
Do you want to feel more confident about how you appear when you smile? Don’t give an overbite or underbite the opportunity to prevent you from doing so. Make an appointment to come see us as soon as possible.
Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time…. Floss everyday.
Change your toothbrush when it looks used.
Visit us every six months.
Eat a healthy diet.
Stay hydrated all day long, and don’t smoke.
Make your appointment today with Dr. Rob Andrew and Urban Smiles Family Dental. 780.989.6030
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