What Are the Types of Bite Alignment Issues That Need Orthodontic Treatment?

What Are the Types of Bite Alignment Issues That Need Orthodontic Treatment?

Posted by VITA DENTAL on Jul 12 2022, 11:38 AM

What Are the Types of Bite Alignment Issues That Need Orthodontic Treatment?

At Vita Dental, we use various orthodontic treatments to straighten teeth and correct bite problems. Our dentist uses braces and other appliances to move your teeth into proper alignment gently. Once your teeth are in their ideal alignment, our dentist will provide you with a final retainer or mouth guard to hold your teeth in place.

Having misaligned teeth can have an impact on your dental health and your appearance. In most cases, orthodontic treatment can help to correct a wide variety of bite alignment issues. 

Types of Bite Alignment Issues


When teeth are crowded, there may not be enough space in the mouth to accommodate all of them. This can lead to misalignment issues that can affect both oral health and appearance. The best way to correct this problem is with orthodontics; however, some cases may be better corrected with restorative procedures. If your crowding issues cannot be addressed with orthodontics alone, we can discuss your other options during your appointment.


An overbite is a type of malocclusion in which the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth too much when the jaws are closed. When an overbite occurs, the teeth usually use the wrong chewing motion to bite and grind food, which can damage tooth enamel over time. Treatment for this condition can include braces or Invisalign®.

If left untreated, an overly deep overbite can lead to excessive wear of the teeth on the lower jaw and the gums behind the upper front teeth. This type of overbite can also cause difficulties with biting, swallowing, speech, and digestion.


A crossbite occurs when the upper jaw is misaligned with the lower jaw, causing the teeth to overlap and bite improperly. This is a very common disorder among children and younger patients as they are still growing. The alignment of the jaws is often hereditary. Children whose crossbites are not treated early may experience long-term issues such as speech impairment, a bad bite, crooked teeth, TMJ problems, premature tooth wear, or poor oral hygiene due to difficulty brushing and flossing properly around the crowded or overlapping teeth. If left untreated, these complications may result not only in a low self-esteem but in physical health problems as well.

A misaligned bite can negatively impact a patient’s oral health by causing biting and chewing complications. It can also affect a person’s ability to speak clearly and eat certain foods.

If you want to learn more about procedures to straighten your teeth, consult our General dentist in Spring at Vita Dental. You can call us at (713) 714-4785 or visit our clinic located at 5250 FM 2920 Rd Suite D, Spring, TX 77388.

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