Malocclusion is the improper alignment of teeth and/or jaws. When your teeth and jaws are not properly aligned, it may adversely impact your bite, the ability to properly care for your teeth, your gum tissue health, and your appearance.
Most people experience some degree of malocclusion, but it generally is not severe enough to require corrective measures. However, if your malocclusion is serious enough, orthodontic treatment may be necessary to correct the issue.
Untreated malocclusion can lead to the following dental health problems:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Chipped and cracked teeth
- Uneven tooth wear
The most common treatment for malocclusion is braces. The actual course of treatment, including the length of time you will require braces, will be determined by severity of your malocclusion.
The goal of your braces treatment is to move your teeth into the proper position and correct any misalignment in the jaw. If overcrowding is causing the problem, Cherry Creek orthodontist Dr. Robert Rudman may need to remove one or more teeth as part of treatment.
Advanced Orthodontic Care provides high quality orthodontic care to Cherry Creek area residents. We use the most advanced technology in the field in order to ensure that you receive the best possible results during your procedure.