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There are many varieties of malocclusions that exist. Malocclusions, also commonly referred to as bad bites, are types of irregularities that exist within your smile resulting in poor position or misalignments with your teeth. Not all malocclusions require orthodontic care, but with the proper orthodontic treatment that is right for you, malocclusions can be corrected and a straight smile can be yours once more.

Typically, malocclusions are often seen in the incisors, which are the teeth in the fronts of your mouth. This includes misplaced midlines, open bites, under bites, deep bites, and overbites. As with all malocclusions, treatment typically requires orthodontic aligners or some form of teeth straightener.

Malocclusions can exist in many different forms outside of your incisors. If you have too many teeth, or overcrowded teeth, spacing malocclusions can arise. Large gaps between teeth are also common. Another form of malocclusion that sometimes occurs is called a transposition malocclusion, which refers to teeth that erupt above the gum line in your mouth in the wrong location.

To schedule an orthodontic exam for malocclusions at Payson Orthodontics, simply book an appointment at our orthodontic office in Payson, Arizona, with Dr. Ben McDowell and the rest of our team. We can be reached at 928-472-7223. Visit us today, and enjoy the season with a smile!