A “bad bite,” also referred to as “malocclusion,” is a condition wherein teeth and jaws do not fit and are not working together correctly. When jaws do not meet precisely or teeth are wrongly aligned, bad bite happens. Overcrowded or crooked teeth can also cause the same.
Take note that this usually occurs at ages 5-12 when permanent teeth start appearing. Genetics can play a part in the existence of teeth overcrowding.
Bite harmony is necessary because if there’s a problem with it like it goes out of sync, the person can suffer from teeth clenching or grinding or lose teeth over time. It can also worsen the existing condition.
Consulting your dentist early on can make way for a more comfortable and more affordable solution. Braces, the treatment of choice for such conditions, can be more expensive and inconvenient if done at a later stage of the problem.
Your child can suffer from teasing if he or she possess teeth that are crooked, overcrowded, or sticking out.
More importantly, health conditions and speech processes may be affected adversely. Misaligned jaw joints can cause facial or neck pain and headaches. Bone and gum tissue can experience tremendous stress, too.
Cleaning a crooked or overcrowded can also be challenging. Hence, these are more prone to decay and gum diseases. Additionally, fractures, chipping, and abnormal wear quickly happens to protrude teeth. With all these risks and disadvantages, getting braces should be considered.