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Overbites, Underbites, & Uneven Teeth in Muskegon, Michigan

Learn more about the treatment of overbites, underbites, and other problems with uneven teeth at West Shore Orthodontics in Muskegon, Michigan. Whether you have an inherited malocclusion or an acquired bad bite, rely on our family orthodontist for expert teeth correction.
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What is Orthodontics?
Any irregularity with your mouth and teeth falls under the scope of orthodontics. In addition, certain abnormalities or irregularities with your facial features typically require treatment by a specialist in orthodontic dentistry.
Overbites & Underbites
One of the most common problems treated by orthodontists, a bad bite exists when there is an improper relationship between your upper and lower teeth, usually due to crooked or crowded teeth. Also known as a malocclusion, these issues can happen over time, or be an inherited family trait, and affect your overall appearance. Treatment generally involves dental appliances such as braces, designed to restore your jaws, teeth, and lips into their proper alignment.
Acquired Malocclusions
This condition can occur because of many factors, such as disease, thumb-sucking, premature loss of teeth, injury, or obstructive tissues, such as the tonsils. While many people have one or two teeth that are not perfectly straight or even a bit crooked, other cases are more severe.

Serious bite problems can lead to premature loss of teeth, destruction of bone structures, speech and eating problems, difficulty in caring for teeth, and premature tooth decay, as well as emotional distress. Left untreated, malocclusions may cause the jaw joints to fall out of alignment, which can lead to chronic headaches or facial and neck pain.
Symptoms That Trigger Orthodontics
If you are unsure whether you need to see an orthodontist, consider the following symptoms as a possible cue to do so:
  • Frequent Biting of Your Cheek
  • Cutting the Roof of Your Mouth with a Tooth
  • New Erupting Teeth That Come in Unevenly
  • Problems Speaking or Eatingor Chewing Food Properly
  • Teeth Unable to Make Contact on One Side of Your Mouth
Get the answers to all your orthodontic questions, and schedule an appointment today.