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Are you suffering from any minor bad bite issues or problems with your teeth? If you are, you will need to visit your orthodontist to determine if a bad bite, also called a malocclusion, is present. Listed below are some of the common types of malocclusions that can arise with your smile:

– Deep bites are malocclusions that occur when the upper and lower incisors fail to line up with the upper incisors sticking out far enough that the lower incisors can cut into the gums behind the teeth.

– Spacing malocclusions are malocclusions that occur there are irregular gaps and spaces between teeth.

– Crossbites are malocclusions that occur when the upper and lower jawbones fail to line up.

– Open bites are malocclusions that occur when the upper and lower incisors fail to line up when biting down on something.

– Underbites, also known as bulldog teeth, are malocclusions that occur when the upper and lower incisors fail to line up, with the lower incisors sticking out further.

– Overbites, also known as upper protrusions & buck teeth, are malocclusions that occur when the upper and lower incisors fail to line up, with the upper incisors sticking out further.

– Transposition malocclusions are malocclusions that occur when teeth breach the gum line in places other than where they should be.

– Misplaced midlines are malocclusions that occur when the middle of the upper and lower incisors fail to line up.

– Rotation malocclusions are malocclusions that occur when teeth rotate out of alignment.

Don’t postpone a visit to our team at Neibaur Family Orthodontics to check if you are suffering from malocclusions. If you are in need of an orthodontist in Draper, Utah, please call us at (801) 341-2191, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Ben Neibaur and our team at our office.