Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. TMJ and other jaw alignment disorders restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. Royal Oak general dentistry patients with bite problems are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease because bite misalignment often makes it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene.
When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the situation is reversed, it is called an underbite. Crossbite occurs when lower teeth are in the wrong position.
Bite problems can cause headaches and TMJ pain. Some Birmingham MI cosmetic dental patients with severe bite problems develop a distorted facial shape and damaged teeth.
If you suspect your toddler or older child has a bite problem, it is important to see your Birmingham, MI dentist as soon as possible. Bite issues and their various related problems get worse over time.
At Duffield Dentistry, we diagnose and successfully treat bite problems in addition to providing general and cosmetic dentistry. We can be reached at (248) 541-1388. Our office is located at 2009 Crooks Rd in Royal Oak MI. You can find out more about us at https://duffielddentistry.com.
Most of our patients live in Royal Oak or nearby in Birmingham MI. If you have recently moved into the area and need a skilled family and cosmetic dentist, come visit our homey and friendly team. We pamper every patient and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.