Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. NYC cosmetic dentistry patients with bite problems are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease because bite misalignment often makes it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene.
When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the situation is reversed, it is called an underbite. Crossbite occurs when lower teeth are in the wrong position.
Bite problems can cause headaches and TMJ pain. Some NYC dental patients with severe bite problems develop a distorted facial shape and damaged teeth.
If you suspect your toddler or older child has a bite problem, it is important to see your NYC dentist as soon as possible. Bite issues and their various related problems get worse over time.
At Marc J. Beshar Dentistry, we diagnose and successfully treat bite problems in addition to providing general and cosmetic dentistry. We can be reached at 212-753-2240. Our office is located at 25 Central Park W, Ste 1C in NYC. You can find out more about us at https://www.drbeshar.com/.
Most of our patients live in NYC or the surrounding boroughs. If you have recently moved into the NYC area and need a skilled general and cosmetic dentist, come visit our healthy team. We pamper every patient and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.