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Student Athletes and Orthodontic Treatments

Student Athletes and Orthodontic Treatments

When you set a goal to be a better athlete, you start taking steps to help you improve. You might hire a trainer, take lessons, or give more time to practicing. But it probably never crossed your mind to schedule an orthodontic treatment with Upper East Side Orthodontics, did it? Probably not. But recently some studies have found that athletes…

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Can an Orthodontist Correct a Deep Bite
Can an Orthodontist Correct a Deep Bite

Causes of a Deep Bite The definition of a deep bite or overbite is a malocclusion in which the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth when the mouth is closed. A shorter lower jaw is usually the cause., However, missing lower teeth or unusually strong biting muscles caused by clenching or grinding the teeth can also be the…

Types of Malocclusion Explained
Types of Malocclusion Explained

Malocclusion is a medical term used to misalignment of teeth which can lead to oral complications such as overcrowding, overbite, crossbite, and underbite. Upper East Side Orthodontics explains the different types of malocclusions as follows: Overcrowding – This is the most popular form of malocclusions especially in adults. It refers to the crowding of teeth due to insufficient space. This…

Open Bite: What It Is and How It’s Fixed
Open Bite: What It Is and How It’s Fixed

Many people have upper and lower teeth that come together in a way that leaves space between the two sets of teeth when the bite is closed. This condition is commonly called an open bite or malocclusion. An open bite is often the result of childhood habits like thumb sucking or tongue thrusting which involves pushing the tongue through the…