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Dental Malocclusions

Dental Malocclusion is a condition in which your teeth are misaligned. It happens when your upper jaw and teeth overlap the lower jaw and teeth. The condition is also known as crowded teeth, misaligne..

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Dental Malocclusion is a condition in which your teeth are misaligned. It happens when your upper jaw and teeth overlap the lower jaw and teeth. The condition is also known as crowded teeth, misaligned teeth, crossbite, overbite, underbite, and open bite. In this condition, the teeth are not able to perform their normal function. If left untreated, it can lead to complex oral health conditions, including digestive problems.

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Dental Malocclusions
Symptoms
Symptoms

Common symptoms of dental malocclusions include-

  • Abnormally aligned teeth.
  • Abnormal face shape.
  • A problem in eating food.
  • A problem in speech.
  • Keeping your mouth open for breathing

Causes
Causes

Some common causes of dental malocclusions are:

  • Genetics.
  • Thumb-sucking during your childhood.
  • Misshapen dental fittings.
  • Jaw fracture or injury.
  • Prolonged use of milk bottle during childhood.
  • Tumours in the jaw or mouth.

Risks
Risks

Possible risks of dental malocclusions are:

  • Tooth decay.
  • Irritation of mouth and gums (gingivitis) caused by appliances,
  • Discomfort during treatment.
  • Chewing or speaking difficulty during treatment.

Prevention
Prevention

It is a hereditary condition and is difficult to prevent. However, parents can prevent their children from developing it by being more careful during the early years. For example: preventing long usage of milk bottles, etc

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