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Causes Of Malocclusion
Yes: Not being able to chew efficiently and untoward effects to the jaw joints are two of the main risks to overall health. That is the goal of orthodontic treatment, to correct any malooclusion. Sometimes the malocclusion is so severe that in an individual who has stopped growing, surgery may be needed to fully correct the problem. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is a common issue. It can be caused by trauma, position in utero and even during the birth process. If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
If someone has teeth malocclusion that is the cause of gum recession, is it technically periodontal disease since it does affect the gums?
Not Really: While there is a "gum" component to the problem, the gingival recession is the result of mal-occlusion. Periodontal disease is most often associated with specific pathogens, genetics, medications causing an abnormal oral environment, poor hygiene or any combination of the above, including mal-occlusion as a factor. There is not a simple answer, but correction of the occlussal problem will help! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Bad Occlusion: Malocclusion is actually stating that the way your teeth come together is off or not ideal. Honestly almost eveyone has some form of malocclusion, however it usually is used to refer to someone with more prominent malocclusion, so the need for braces or even surgery+braces is needed to correct it. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Ortho vs restorative: Malocclusion is a problem in the way the upper & lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing. It literally means "bad bite". The two main forms of malocclusion are skeletal & dental. Skeletal requires orthognathic surgery & orthodontics to correct. Dental malocclusion can be corrected by ortho alone. Some malocclusion can be corrected by having restorative work done alone or in combo w/ ortho. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Jaw surgery, ortho: Malocclusion is a problem in the way the upper & lower teeth fit together in biting or chewing. It literally means "bad bite". The two main forms of malocclusion are skeletal & dental. Skeletal requires orthognathic surgery & orthodontics to correct. Dental malocclusion can be corrected by ortho alone. Some malocclusion can be corrected by having restorative work done alone or in combo w/ ortho. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
It depends: This is an interesting question. I would recommend that you go see a dentist or an orthodontist and ask that question directly. The reason i say this is that I do not know your present dental condition, it is very difficult to say what you can do at home. Take this question to the professional and ask for a good straight forward answer. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Tooth mis-alignment: A malocclusion describes the inability of teeth to bite with one another correctly. Commonly the dental arches show poor alignment of the teeth. A malocclusion can be due to dental or skeletal disharmony or both. Orthodontics is the specialty that deals with the diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation of correction of these anomalies. It is an advanced specialty of dentistry. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
VDO, malocclusion: VDO--- Vertical dimension of occlusion , refers to the superior-inferior relationship of the maxilla(upper arch) to the mandible(lower arch) , when the teeth come together. ClassII malocclusion is an orthodontic terminology used to describe the type of occlusion(bite) a patient presents with. It usually involves an overjet of upper incisors, deep overbite, deficient lower arch, and so on ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have untreated class 1 malocclusion. What's going to happen as the disease progresses and when will it progress?
Keep them clean: I would not consider class 1 malocclusion a disease. Our distant ancestors did not have braces and no one ever died from crooked teeth. The biggest problem with malocclusion is keeping the teeth and gums clean around the crowding. You must get a dental cleaning every 6 months to keep teeth and periodontia healthy around the crowding. If you maintain oral hygiene you shouldn't have any problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers