Malocclusion of the teeth is a misalignment problem that can lead to serious oral health complications. It’s also known as: crowded teeth/Crossbite/overbite/underbite open bite The teeth won’t be able to perform vital functions if they’re misaligned. Learn more about this issue and how it may be treated, to protect your overall oral and digestive health. Depending on the classification of malocclusion, the symptoms of the disorder may be subtle or severe. Typical symptoms of malocclusion include: 1. improper alignment of the teeth 2.alteration in the appearance of the face 3.frequent biting of the inner cheeks or tongue 4.discomfort when chewing or biting 5.speech problems, including the development of a lisp 6.breathing through the mouth rather than the nose
HOW IS CROWDED TEETH DIAGNOSED?
Dentists may diagnose crowded teeth through physical examination. They may also order for a dental X-ray and teeth impressions for checking the alignment of teeth.
HOW IS CROWDED TEETH TREATED?
The treatment for this issue can be done with the help of installation of braces that can align the teeth or even tooth extraction which can correct the overcrowding. Reshaping and bonding can also help in proper treatment.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition may be caused due to a cleft lip or palate.