Bite problems can often be disregarded especially in children. However, when left untreated, they can later cause various issues like speech problems or difficulty chewing food.
At Sheffield Square Dental Care in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Eliot Tokowitz specializes in bite correction treatments and procedures that can restore your confidence and appearance as well as your oral functionality.
Read on to learn more about bite correction and its main benefits.
Bite correction treatment is required when your bite does not align properly because of issues relating to your teeth or jawbone. It improves the alignment and function of your bite, prevents tooth decay, and also has aesthetic benefits.
Since every individual's bite problem is unique, we have listed the common types of bite problems found in children and adults:
When the upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth, this condition is referred to as a crossbite.
Crossbite can be caused by the misalignment of your teeth or your jawbone and impacts either a single tooth or a set of teeth. If not treated, it can lead to asymmetrical facial features, jaw pain, and wearing down of tooth enamel.
This bite condition is diagnosed when a misalignment of the jaw causes the lower teeth to extend farther than the upper teeth. It can cause jaw pain, difficulties chewing food, and speech issues.
Open bite is a condition in which the teeth in the back touch each other but the lower and the upper front teeth are angled and do not. It can be caused by excessive thumb-sucking, tongue thrusting, or temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD).
An open bite can lead to eating and speech problems, as well as aesthetic issues.
At Sheffield Square Dental Care in Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Eliot Tokowitz offers expert dental care treatments and procedures including bite correction. For more details and scheduling a consultation, call us at (773) 880-2310, book online, or visit us at 2835 N. Sheffield Ave., Suite 305, Chicago, IL 60657.