Dental Terms

Malocclusion Edmonton

Malocclusion, a common dental issue, occurs when the teeth are misaligned, leading to problems with your bite.

Understanding the Causes

Occlusion refers to the alignment of teeth and the way the upper and lower teeth fit together. Ideally, the upper teeth should slightly overlap the lower teeth, and the molars' points should align with the grooves of the opposite molar. Proper occlusion prevents biting of cheeks and lips and protects the tongue.

Malocclusion is frequently hereditary and can be passed down through families. It may also result from differences in the size of the upper and lower jaws or between jaw and tooth sizes, leading to issues like tooth overcrowding and abnormal bite patterns. Additionally, jaw shape and birth defects like cleft lip and palate can contribute to malocclusion.

Contact ABC Dental Care at (780) 486-0788 to Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Monica Lau

If you're experiencing malocclusion issues, we're here to help. Our practice is conveniently situated at 18250 89 Avenue NW in Edmonton, AB. Call us today to book your appointment with Dr. Monica Lau and take the first step towards correcting your bite alignment.

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