Bite Correction & Orthodontics

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Did You Know?

You don’t have to settle for poorly aligned teeth.
Bite correction is possible at any age.

Orthodontics

If you have issues like headaches and jaw pain, you might need to have your bite checked. Adjustments to your bite can help relieve the discomfort. Dr. Parr specializes in correcting these problems, many times without any invasive procedures.

Orthodontics is a dentistry specialty that addresses the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of mal-positioned teeth and jaws, and misaligned bite patterns. It may also address the modification of facial growth, known as dentofacial orthopedics. Abnormal alignment of the teeth and jaws is very common.

Various Bite Conditions

Overbite

The upper teeth extend out past the lower teeth and they overlap when biting down. This can cause the front teeth to grind against each other as you chew.

Underbite

The lower teeth extend past the upper teeth and overlap them. While many of the issues are the same as the overbite, a protuding lip is more noticeable. An underbite may affect a person’s speech.

Open bite

When the mouth is closed, the front teeth do not meet up. This leaves a gap between the upper and lower teeth, which makes it a more difficult bite to correct.  

Crowding

This occurs when your teeth are pushed together, often due to the narrowness of your upper jaw or how your teeth came in to begin with. In comparison to other malocclusions, it is usually not that difficult to treat.  

Diastema

This occurs when there are large gaps between the teeth. It can usually be corrected by using dental composites, braces or crowns.

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