¿What is Malocclusion?

¿Why does it occur?

Premature loss of teeth.

Inadequate tooth position within the arch Hereditary Factors.

Differences in growth between the maxilla and mandible, accident and habits as sucking fingers, among others.

Signs and symptoms

Crowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, visible maladjusted bite with differences between one and another side of the face, jaw clearly outstanding relative to each other and do not engage accurately, eruption of teeth or supernumerary molars, i.e. which have more than normal. If the jaw clicks when biting, disengages, and when the ear hurts, the bad position of your teeth can contribute to tooth decay, gum disease and even tooth loss. Incorrect bites also can cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, difficulty in chewing and damage to the dental bone support and gum tissue, dental poor alignment can contribute to pain in the jaw joints.

¿How is malocclusion classified?

It is when the first upper molar is located in a more anterior position than normal in relation to the first lower molar.

It is when the first molar is located in a more posterior position than normal relative to the first lower molar.

Correct the habits when they present.

Eliminate tooth decay in both primary teeth and permanent teeth to avoid losses.

It is advisable an orthodontic review to temporary teeth as there are problems that on early age can be easily correct or prevent them from producing.

Patients on permanent teeth must also attend an assessment with the orthodontist to return the patient a stable oral health, no matter what age.

Orthodontic treatment in adults is intended, the patient return to a stable oral health, no matter what age. In addition, well-aligned teeth will give confidence and pride to smile; the goal of orthodontist in adult patient’s treatments is to restore oral health gums, muscles, joints and teeth.

Warning signs to go to consultation

Crowded teeth (crooked) on malposition or blocked, spaced teeth, chronic headaches, jaws that are far forward or backward, you bite cheek or palate, tight smacking teeth, or upper and lower teeth that do not meet or come together in an abnormal way, dental wear, muscle and joint aches, disorders in chewing, swallowing, phonation, breath, aesthetic alterations degenerating changes in facial harmony.

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