Malocclusion means that the teeth are not aligned properly. This treatment can be performed at any age. Various techniques are available including clear brackets in order to achieve dental aesthetics even during the treatment process.
In medical terms, occlusion means alignment of teeth and the way upper teeth fit with the lower teeth. Fitting of upper teeth should be slightly over the lower teeth. The molar points should fit the opposite molar grooves. The upper cheek protects you from biting your cheeks whereas the lower tooth protects your tongue.
Mostly, malocclusion is hereditary. It is caused due to the difference between the size of the upper and lower jaws or between the jaw and tooth size. This will cause tooth overcrowding or abnormal bite patterns. The shape of the jaws or birth defects like cleft lip, as well as palate, might also cause this. Some other causes are as follows:
There are different categories of malocclusion which are given below:
Symptoms for which you have to go for teeth alignment are as follows:
Exams and Tests
A dentist finds out the teeth alignment problem during the routine examination. He might refer you to an orthodontist for diagnosis, as well as, treatment. You will be asked to do dental x-rays, head or skull x-rays or facial x-rays.
Most of people have perfect teeth alignment. Most of the problems are minor and mostly will not require any treatment. The aim of the treatment is to correct the positioning of the teeth by correcting the moderate or severe malocclusion. They will make the teeth to clean easily and will also decrease the possibility of tooth decay and periodontal diseases. Eliminate strain on the teeth, jaws, and muscles. This lessens the breaking of a tooth and will also reduce symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).
Treatments for this are as follows:
Doctor’s Point is the ideal place for teeth alignment. As we have a team of experts, we will do it perfectly and you need not worry about getting the right treatment.