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Orthodontic issues can arise from inherited traits or from habits like thumb-sucking and tongue thrusting, affecting not just the aesthetics of teeth but also essential functions such as chewing, biting, and speaking.

Misalignments, known as malocclusions, can lead to a range of health issues including digestive disorders, tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Fortunately, with accurate diagnosis, orthodontic treatments are highly effective.

Common Orthodontic Conditions Include:

  • Overcrowding: This occurs when there’s insufficient space for permanent teeth to emerge properly, leading to twisted or crooked teeth. While overcrowding may seem minor, it complicates oral hygiene efforts and can impact the appearance of the smile.
  • Overbite: Characterized by the upper teeth extending far beyond the lower teeth, an overbite can lead to a protruding upper lip, a gummy smile, and excessive wear on the front teeth.
  • Underbite: Opposite to an overbite, an underbite involves the lower teeth extending beyond the upper teeth, often due to a disproportionate jaw size. It can make the lower lip and chin appear more prominent.
  • Crossbite: This condition involves the misalignment of the upper and lower teeth, where the upper teeth bite on the inside of the lower teeth, leading to uneven wear and potential chewing difficulties.

Identifying and treating these orthodontic conditions early can significantly improve oral health, functionality, and aesthetics.


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