Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. Elgin dentistry patients with bite problems are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease because bite misalignment often makes it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene.
When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the situation is reversed, it is called an underbite. Crossbite occurs when lower teeth are in the wrong position.
Bite problems can cause headaches and TMJ pain. Some Elgin dental patients with severe bite problems develop a distorted facial shape and damaged teeth.
If you suspect your toddler or older child has a bite problem, it is important to see your Elgin area family dentist as soon as possible. Bite issues and their various related problems get worse over time.
At David Rice DDS, we diagnose and successfully treat bite problems in addition to providing general and cosmetic dentistry. We can be reached at 847-741-2353. Our office is located at 1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1 in Elgin. You can find out more about us at https://www.ricedds.com/.
Most of our patients live in Elgin or in neighboring communities. If you have recently moved into the Elgin area and need a skilled family and cosmetic dentist, come visit our comfortable team. We pamper every patient and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.