Dental Malocclusion in Bellmead, TX
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Reasons Dental Malocclusion Occurs
Did you know malocclusion of teeth and jaws could be due to genetics? Hence, there is a high chance you have misaligned teeth because one or both of your parents have them. Normal occlusion looks like upper teeth forming a slightly larger curve that covers your lower teeth. However, the curve will have an abnormal positioning.
Overbite, deep bite, crossbite, and similar issues commonly occur in people with misaligned teeth. But genetics is not the only reason to be blamed for misalignment. The following factors can cause malocclusion:
- Thumb-sucking during childhood
- Bottle feeding or using a pacifier after the age of 3
- Trauma or injury to the mouth
- Abnormalities in tooth eruption
- Supernumerary teeth
- Missing, odd-shaped, or impacted teeth
- Tumors in the jaw or oral cavity
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Understanding the Classes of Dental Malocclusion
When you visit our Bellmead, TX, for dental malocclusion treatment, our team will start by examining your teeth. We identify the class of your malocclusion based on the manner in which your upper and lower teeth occlude. These include:
- Class I Occlusion: Teeth are aligned, but the arch has an abnormal shape. Although it is considered normal, minor spacing or misalignment might be present.
- Class II Occlusion: Upper arch overlaps the lower teeth, which appear to lean towards the tongue. It can cause a convex facial profile.
- Class III Occlusion: Lower teeth are positioned much more forward than the upper arch, causing the appearance of a concave facial profile.
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Our Treatments for Dental Malocclusion in Bellmead
Our orthodontist will thoroughly examine your teeth to decide the most suitable treatment plan. When you visit us in Bellmead, TX, for dental malocclusion treatment, we will customize a procedure focused on your needs. Therefore, depending on your condition, we might use conventional braces, clear aligners, or retainers for correcting malocclusion. You can say goodbye to all of your orthodontic concerns with ACE Dental.
We know you might not be comfortable with wearing metal braces, which is why we proudly offer Invisalign clear aligners. With clear aligners, you can straighten your teeth and correct your orthodontic issues. The best part? Invisalign does not draw attention toward itself!
Sometimes, non-invasive procedures are not enough to treat dental malocclusion. Our dental specialist might recommend surgical options to fix jaw positioning, given that you have severe jaw-related concerns.