From crooked teeth to a stubborn lisp, the placement of our jaw has a great impact on our oral health and smiles. A malocclusion, or “bad bite,” is when your jaw is misaligned. This is a common problem in patients all over the world! At Alliston Orthodontics & Oral Surgery, we know how important your smile is. Let’s take a look at the most common offenders of bad bites, and what we can do in our clinic to help solve the problem!
Common Bite Problems
A term most of us have heard before is an overbite. Although your upper teeth should sit ahead of your lower teeth, it becomes an issue when there is too much space in between. This excess of space can create a lisp when you speak and can make it appear as your front teeth are protruding. Another common bite we see is a crossbite! This is when only half of your front teeth sit ahead of your lower teeth, while the other half sits behind. This can cause a crooked smile and in worst cases accidental cheek biting. Other problems that can arise from malocclusions are speech impediments, and crowding of the teeth.
What Can We Do?
Our clinic offers a variety of treatments that will not only leave you with a beautiful smile, but also the perfect bite! Braces are one of the most effective ways to treat malocclusions and we offer many different types! Another great option we have is Invisalign! These clear, sleek aligners are great for patients with less severe bites, and treatment can be as quick as 12 months! All patients who see us will receive a customized treatment plan, made specifically for their smile!
Our Orthodontist, Dr. Shapiro, and our incredible team would love to meet you! We use digital imaging and our proud owners of the Itero Element, meaning we always make a great first impression! Give us a call at 705-435-1315 to book your consultation today. We look forward to meeting you, and giving you the smile you’ve always wanted!