Simply put, malocclusions are the misalignment of the teeth. Even simpler, —crooked teeth. Typically, malocclusions can be very mild. However, if left untreated, they can cause oral, physical and even mental health problems down the road. Think of your teeth as tires on a car, after a while they can become misaligned, and to correct the alignment you may rotate or shift your tires for a smoother ride (or smile). Many of these misalignments can be corrected with clear aligners. It’s never too late to have the smile of your dreams.
Now that you know what a malocclusion is and how it may be caused, let’s learn more about the different types and classes.
There are many different types of malocclusions. Your particular one depends on how your jaw is shaped and how your molars line up. Your Aspen Dental doctor can accurately diagnose yours and provide treatment options.
You may or may not have any symptoms or feelings of discomfort due to a malocclusion. However, depending on severity of the diagnosis, some symptoms might include:
¹If you don’t have symptoms but feel you may have a malocclusion, reach out to Aspen Dental for your free scan and diagnosis.
Misalignments can occur due to various reasons. Some causes may be out of your control, such as using a pacifier or bottle as a child.
The good news? Motto Aligners can correct all kinds of malocclusions. So don’t worry. Your Aspen Dental doctor can diagnose and create a personalized treatment plan.
Not only can treating malocclusions with our Motto clear aligners boost your confidence, but our Aspen Dental doctors are ready to help you have the smile of your dreams. With routine visits, they can diagnose the type of malocclusion you may have and provide you with a treatment plan to help you accomplish your goals.
Your first step to treating and straightening your smile begins by scheduling your free scan at Motto and working with your Aspen Dental doctor.
Think you may have a malocclusion? Book an Appointment today!