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Take Your Oral Health Care to New Heights With Malocclusion Treatments

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Not all smiles grow in straight. In many cases, teeth erupt above the gum line in a crooked pattern that can mar the appearance of your smile and even affect your oral health. These bad bites are referred to as malocclusions.

Take your oral health care to new heights with malocclusion treatments. For more information about malocclusion, see below:

– Misplaced midlines: The upper and lower incisors do not line up with the direct center of each other.
– Rotation malocclusions: Teeth are positioned out of alignment.
– Transposition malocclusions: Teeth erupt above the gum line in the wrong location.
– Overbites: The upper and lower incisors do not line up and the top sticks out.
– Spacing malocclusions: Irregular spaces and gaps between teeth.
– Underbites: The upper and lower incisors do not line up and the bottom ones stick out.
– Open bites: The upper and lower incisors do not line up when you bite down.

No matter the malocclusion treatment you desire, Dr. Muhammad Abey and our team at Wayne Family Orthodontics are here to give you the smile you want. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Wayne, New Jersey, please contact us at 973-341-3180 to speak with a member of our team. Come in and become a success story with a healthier smile today.

Malocclusions Can Ruin Your Smile

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Malocclusions are improper alignments of your teeth and jaw. If your teeth are out of alignment, the chances of optimum oral health care can drop drastically. Straight teeth are much easier to clean than crooked teeth and they are less likely to cause you issues in the future.

Malocclusions can ruin your smile. Here are some of the most common types:

– Underbites, also sometimes denoted as bulldog teeth, consist of the lower incisors protruding our further than the upper incisors.
– Overbites, also sometimes denoted as upper protrusions, overjets, or buck teeth, consist of the upper incisors (front teeth) protruding our further than the lower incisors.
– Some malocclusions consist of overcrowded teeth. In this case, there is not enough space between each tooth, causing overlay between the teeth, with bends and curvatures often taking place. Spacing issues can also refer to too much space between the teeth, resulting in abnormally large gaps.
– Open bites are malocclusions that have disconnected top and bottom incisors when biting down.
– Crossbites are malocclusions that happen when the lower jawbone protrudes further out than the upper jawbone.
– Deep bites, also sometimes denoted as closed bites, consist of extreme forms of overbites in which the lower incisors bite into the area behind the upper incisors.
– Misplaced midlines are malocclusions that happen when the center of your incisors fails to properly line up with the center of your lower incisors.
– Several other types of malocclusions include extra or missing teeth, various types of rotation issues, and transposition malocclusions.

If you have a misalignment issue and are looking for orthodontic treatments, you can contact Wayne Family Orthodontics to schedule an appointment with Dr. Muhammad Abey. We can be reached by calling us at 973-341-3180 or stopping by our office in Wayne, New Jersey. It’s never too late to treat your smile!