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Do you take immaculate care of your teeth, but still end up unfairly judged because they are misaligned, or have uneven spacing? Does it seem like no matter what you do, your peers still accuse you of not caring for your teeth? Sadly, many individuals, through no fault of their own, suffer from “bad bites.” Some common types are:

– Crossbite: occurs when the protruding lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw
– Misplaced midline: occurs when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
– Spacing issues: too much space, or abnormal gaps between teeth
– Overcrowded teeth: occurs when there is not enough space between the teeth, which can cause teeth to bend and protrude
– Underbite (sometimes referred to as “bulldog teeth”): occurs when the lower front teeth (the incisors) protrude out farther than the upper front teeth
– Open bite: occurs when the top and bottom incisors do not connect when biting
– Deep bite or closed bite: an excessive form of overbite caused by the lower front teeth biting behind the upper front teeth
– Other bad bite issues: extra or missing teeth, misalignments, irregularities in the teeth, gums, jaw, or face
– Overbite (also called an overjet, or referred to as “buck teeth”): occurs when the upper front teeth (the incisors) protrude out further than the lower front teeth

If you suffer from bad bites, and would like to learn more about your options, please call Scott A. Ervin DDS PA at 972-563-1670 to talk to a member of our team, or stop by our office in Terrell, Texas. We look forward to helping you prepare for tomorrow by getting a smile today.