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Does your smile need to be straightened with orthodontic care? Impairment to your teeth in the form of a misalignment can increase your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth breakage. When teeth are not straight, they can easily chip or crack, and cause you enamel harm that can put your entire smile at risk. Listed below are some frequently asked questions pertaining to malocclusions and potential treatment methods:

How does a malocclusion function?
– A malocclusion is a form of bad bite that results in an irregularity or misalignment with your teeth.

What are some typical forms of malocclusions that can occur outside your incisors?
– Spacing malocclusions are due to spacing issues between teeth and rotational malocclusions are due to improper positioning of teeth within your smile.

What are the major categories of malocclusions to your incisors?
– Malocclusions due to errors with your incisors include misplaced midlines, open bites, deep bites, underbites, and overbites.

Can orthodontic treatments be used to repair malocclusions?
– Yes, depending on your level of malocclusion, there are a variety of orthodontic treatments at your aid to straighten your smile and correct any bite issues you may have.

To schedule an oral exam at Arizona Orthodontic Centers, simply book an appointment at our orthodontic office in Phoenix, Arizona, with Dr. Park and the rest of our team. We can be reached at 623-877-8500. Visit us today, and enjoy the season with a smile!