Can a bad bite be treated with orthodontics?

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Last updated July 22, 2022


I am concerned about the bad bite.
Can it be treated with orthodontics?


Yes, of course it can be cured with orthodontics! Of course it can be cured by orthodontics.
This time,I will discuss how a bad bite can be treated with orthodontics!

Bite can be treated with orthodontics.

Bite correction

Orthodontic treatment is not only for appearance, but also for the improvement of chewing function by improving the bite.

Therefore,Poor bite can be treated with orthodontics.It is.

Poor bite" can mean rattling teeth or an imbalance in the position and size of the jaw,A condition in which the teeth do not bite properly.It is.

Also, even if the teeth are aligned nicely or the back teeth are meshed,

  • Deep bite.
  • Upper and lower front teeth do not hit each other when biting down

In such cases, the bite is also bad.

One celebrity with beautifully aligned teeth and a deep bite is Erika Toda.

The dental jargon for a bad bite isMalocclusion.And that's good,

  • overbite
  • receiving window
  • overbite
  • open bite
  • gap (in teeth)
  • crossbite
  • Dental irregularities (double teeth, gappy teeth, etc.)

This is the case for the

When malocclusion is severe enough to cause facial deformity, it is sometimes referred to as "jaw deformity" and treated as a disease.

Advantages of Correcting the Bite

Bite correction

A better bite provides the following benefits

  • Reduced risk of tooth damage.
  • The mouth looks beautiful.
  • Learn to chew well
  • Pronunciation could be improved.

Reduced risk of tooth damage.

He said the bite would be better,The risk of tooth damage may be reduced.

Originally, the teeth are responsible for receiving and distributing the force of biting with all the teeth, but if the bite is not properly aligned, theOnly certain teeth are more easily stressed when chewing.

Overburdened teeth are more susceptible to nerve irritation, tooth erosion, and other damage, and worst of all, premature tooth loss and ruin.

The mouth looks beautiful.

A bad bite, such as bucktooth or a passive mouth, can affect the appearance of the teeth to the extent that it becomes severe.

When the bite improves,It makes the profile look beautiful and the mouth look beautiful when smiling.

Learn to chew well

Those with a poor bite may not be able to chew food well.

An improved bite allows the patient to chew food better,It helps the body's digestive function and activates the brain.

Pronunciation could be improved.

The teeth, tongue, and lips have the function of creating pronunciation.

A bad bite can cause air to leak between the teeth, and the movement of the lips and tongue can obscure pronunciation.

Typically, the "sa" line is obscured for those with a passive mouth.The more severe the passive mouth, the more the sa line tends to be obscured.

Improving the bite would,The ability to make pronunciations can be improved.and therefore easier to pronounce.

How to treat a bite with orthodontics

Bite correction

Causes of malocclusion,It can be divided into two categories: tooth growth and jaw size/position problems.

Often there is a problem with both, not just one of them, and orthodontic treatment of malocclusion can

  • Whether or not it is a growth period
  • Are all permanent teeth present?

The treatment method depends on two points.

Orthodontic treatment of growing bites

In children before permanent teeth erupt, growth can be used to address jaw size and position issues, tooth size, and other issues that arise fromOften treatment is targeted at preventing malocclusionIt is.

Poor bite is related to habits such as tongue and finger sucking, as well as genetics.

Therefore, the use of orthodontic devices such as mouthpieces, headgear worn on the head, and chin caps,

  • Improvement of tongue and finger sucking habits
  • Nasal breathing training
  • Jaw Growth Control
  • Enlargement of dentition, etc.

and perform the following,Adjusting the size of the upper and lower jaws to eliminate causes of bad bites other than tooth alignment.I will do so.

However, since the permanent teeth are embedded in the jaw at this stage and cannot be controlled, we can only lay the groundwork to prevent the bite from worsening.

Treatment to realign the teeth is necessary after the permanent teeth come in, but if nothing is done, poor biting habits such as a passive mouth and bucktooth often worsen as the child grows.

Grounding the child while he or she is still a child will help to minimize the degree of bite that worsens as he or she grows.

Will my bite get worse in the future? Self-Check!

Around the age of 6, when the front teeth are coming in, your child should do a self-check to see if there is a possibility that his or her bite may become worse in the future.

The two checkpoints are as follows

  • Presence or absence of gaps between baby teeth
  • Presence of malocclusion in parents
Presence or absence of gaps between baby teeth

Around the age of 6, when the front teeth start to erupt, the gap between the baby teeth may temporarily become a gap between the teeth and a gap between the teeth.

This is called the "Reichou void,Sign that the jaw is growing to make room for permanent teeth that are larger than baby teethIt is.

If there is no primaries void, there will not be enough space for permanent teeth to erupt andThe teeth may be crooked, or bucktooth, or have other dental irregularities that can lead to a poor bite.

Presence of malocclusion in parents

Jaw bone growth and tooth size, which cause a poor bite, are basically inherited from your parents.

If your parents had orthodontic treatment to correct malocclusion, or bucktooth, or a protruding or passive mouth, etc.are more likely to have a poor bite in children as well.

If you are concerned about your child's bite, consult an orthodontist as soon as possible!

Orthodontic treatment of bite after permanent teeth erupt

At about age 15, when the permanent teeth come in, the growth period is coming to an end.

From this time on,Treatment aimed at aligning the bite and permanent teethwill take place.

This is because once the growth period is over, the approach to the jawbone using growth is no longer possible,

  • IPR (thinning procedure between teeth)
  • tooth extraction
  • Surgery to cut the jawbone

The bite and teeth are aligned while balancing the upper and lower jaws by performing the necessary procedures from the

Let's fix your bite with orthodontics to have functional and beautiful teeth!

Bite correction

The bite can be corrected with orthodontic treatment.

By healing the bite,Improved food chewing function, pronunciation, and estheticsSo, if you are concerned about this, please consult your orthodontist.

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