There are many different types of malocclusion. Malocclusion is when your teeth do not align properly and is a common problem amongst patients of all ages, surprisingly even those who have undergone orthodontic treatment when they were younger.
Malocclusion or crooked and wonky teeth can occur as a result of many different reasons. It can be hereditary which means if your parents have bad teeth then you are more likely to have crooked or wonky teeth as well. It may occur because the size of your upper jaw is different to the size of your lower jaw. Malocclusion may occur because you have overcrowded teeth, for example patients with small jaws, or who have wisdom teeth, may have too many teeth for their mouth. It can also occur if your teeth are larger in size than average.
Malocclusion can affect the appearance of your smile and it can result in oral health complications. This is because if your teeth are crooked or wonky then you are more likely to have bacteria and lingering food particles in the nooks and crannies of your teeth resulting in a greater chance of developing tooth decay and gum disease. It can also affect the basic function of your mouth such as chewing and biting, and can cause greater wear and tear than those with a neatly aligned smile.
By speaking to our orthodontist Hampshire, and addressing the malocclusion issues of your teeth, you can achieve a healthier and more attractive smile. Speak to us at Winchester Orthodontics today and book an appointment with our orthodontist Hampshire. Our orthodontist Hampshire will identify the malocclusion issues that are affecting your teeth. They will then be able to put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you helping to decide on the best type of braces for your unique dental needs.
Here at Winchester Orthodontics, our Orthodontist Hampshire is able to offer you a range of different types of braces. We have more than 24 years of experience and during this time we have helped more than 6,000 patients address their malocclusion issues to achieve healthier, beautiful teeth.
We can offer you traditional braces to help address complex malocclusion issues. Traditional braces are fixed to the front surface of your teeth. They are composed of metal brackets and an arch wire which exerts constant pressure on your teeth to create a neatly aligned smile.
For discreet alternatives to traditional braces, you can find out about clear braces at Winchester Orthodontics which work in exactly the same way however the brackets are clear or tooth coloured so that they do not draw as much attention to your mouth. You can also speak to our orthodontist and find out about lingual braces which work in the same way, however these are fixed to the back of your teeth so that they cannot be seen from the outside of your mouth. These braces are highly effective at straightening your teeth. They vary in prices so by speaking to our team we can help you decide which is the best option for you.