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Do you have any general knowledge about malocclusions? Damage 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 damage that can put your entire smile at risk. Listed below are a few frequently asked questions regarding malocclusions and potential treatment methods:

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

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

What are some additional 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.

Can orthodontic treatments be used to correct 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.

Kenmore Dental is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. Michael J. Conway and our team at our orthodontic office in Kenmore, Washington, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at 425-485-0588. We look forward to helping you smile.