A misaligned bite, also known as malocclusion, is a common issue we see in patients. Incredibly, over 75% of individuals across the country have some form of a misaligned bite that they are unaware of. The good news is that bite correction treatment is readily available for patients at our dental office in Fort Saskatchewan, AB.
Types of bite issues
Some patients have an overbite, which is one of the most common bite conditions. This occurs when the top teeth extend past the bottom teeth, overlapping while the mouth is closed. This type of bite can be problematic as it may cause the front teeth to grind against each other while chewing, which in turn can cause wearing down of tooth enamel, making teeth more vulnerable to damage such as chips/cracks. Those suffering from an overbite often have cosmetic concerns as well, due to the upper lip protruding out more than usual due to the protruding top teeth.
If not over, then under! Those suffering from an underbite usually experience more visible tells as the lower teeth push out and extend over the top teeth causing the lower lip to protrude. The wearing down of front teeth causing susceptibility to damage is also common in underbites, as are speech impediments. Those with underbites are great candidates for bite correction treatment for both health and aesthetic reasons.
In addition to underbites and overbites, there are crossbites (a hybrid of both), openbites (the front teeth are not meeting one another when the mouth is closed), overcrowding of the teeth, rotated teeth, and more. Every case is unique and comes with its own level of severity, discomfort or pain, and cosmetic and/or health-related issues.
Bite correction treatment
If you’re looking for bite correction treatment in Fort Saskatchewan, you’ve come to the right place. When teeth are aligned properly, there is less strain on the teeth and jaw muscles, reducing pressure that can lead to wear and headaches. Properly aligned teeth are also easier to clean, resulting in a reduced risk of decay, periodontal disease, and other issues. The surveys are in – bite correction treatment is a no-brainer!
Dr. Patricia Kenny
Dr. Levi Ross
Dr. Lindsay Patterson
201 - 10010 88 Ave.
Fort Saskatchewan, AB