Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. Palm Harbor cosmetic 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 Trinity 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 Trinity dentist as soon as possible. Bite issues and their various related problems get worse over time.
At Prestige Dentistry, we diagnose and successfully treat bite problems by offering great solutions, such as Six Month Smiles. We can be reached at 727-478-0488. Our office is located at 4140 Woodlands Pkwy, Ste A in Palm Harbor. You can find out more about us at http://www.prestige-dentistry.com/.
Most of our patients live in Palm Harbor or nearby in Tarpon Springs or Trinity. If you have recently moved into the Trinity area and need a skilled family and cosmetic dentist, come visit our modern team. We pamper every patient and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.