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 can easily be treated by wearing braces or removing some of the teeth to create space.
  • Overbite – Although it is normal for the upper front teeth to overlap with the lower ones, it becomes abnormal if the lower upper teeth extend to the lower gum or if the lower front teeth bite into your roof’s mouth.
  • Crossbite – This happens when the upper teeth bite inside the lower ones. It can happen on one or both sides of your jaw.
  • Impacted teeth – These are teeth that are unable to push through the gum naturally. They need to either be exposed or extracted by your New York, NY orthodontist.

Once you visit our practice, you will be attended to by Dr. Vaysman, Dr. Basir, and/or Dr. Jahn’Shahi. We come up with customized dental treatment plans for each of our patients while taking into account their aesthetic goal, the age, and their health.