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. Allen Park cosmetic 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 Allen Park 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 Allen Park general dentist as soon as possible. Bite issues and their various related problems get worse over time.
At Szalai & Szalai DDS, we diagnose and successfully treat bite problems in addition to providing general and cosmetic dentistry. We can be reached at 313-367-1151. Our office is located at 5329 Allen Road, Allen Park, MI. You can find out more about us at http://www.AllenParkDentists.com/.
Most of our patients live in Allen Park or nearby in Detroit, Dearborn, or Taylor. If you have recently moved into the Allen Park area and need a skilled family and cosmetic dentist, come visit our caring and professional team. We pamper every patient and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.