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Are your teeth getting the treatment they deserve? Injury 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 chip or crack without difficulty, and cause you enamel damage that can put your entire smile at risk. Listed below are some frequently asked questions dealing with malocclusions and potential treatment methods:

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

What are some standard 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 services 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.

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

Come speak with Friendly Smiles Orthodontics to learn if orthodontic treatments are right for you. To schedule an oral exam with Dr. Ponce and our team at our orthodontic office in Tucson, Arizona, simply give us a call at 520-326-1101. Thanks for visiting with a smile!