If you or your child is finding it difficult to properly floss and brush, chew normally, or even speak clearly, it’s likely that an incorrect bite (which can be further complicated by crowding and spacing of the teeth) is the culprit. And while these dental issues may be negatively affecting you or your child’s smile, more importantly, they’re probably causing discomfort and self-esteem issues! That’s why it’s important that you and your child see your dentist regularly and discuss the best time to visit an orthodontist if you suspect problems!
Check out some of these images below to learn more about common problems:
Upper front teeth extend or stick out beyond lower front teeth
Upper front teeth bite too far down over lower front teeth
Lower front teeth extend beyond upper front teeth
Upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth in the front, back, or both
Top and bottom front teeth don’t touch, even when the back teeth are fully biting