Discover the secrets to optimal oral health by understanding malocclusion, a common condition affecting the alignment of the upper and lower teeth. At Hekmat Dental, your trusted orthodontist in Ranchero Bernardo and 4S Ranch, we specialize in treating malocclusions to enhance both aesthetics and oral well-being.
What is Malocclusion?
Malocclusion refers to the improper alignment between the upper arch (maxilla) and lower arch (mandible), leading to a misalignment of teeth. This prevalent issue is often a result of genetic factors, poor oral habits, or other early developmental influences.
Classifications of Malocclusion
Class I: Typical occlusion with spacing or overcrowding issues in other teeth.
Class II: Overbite, where upper teeth protrude forward.
Class III: Underbite, with lower teeth positioned ahead of the upper teeth.
Reasons to Address Malocclusion
Reduced Risk of Tooth Decay: Malocclusion can cause uneven wear patterns, leading to tooth erosion. Treatment reduces the risk of decay.
Better Oral Hygiene: Overcrowding in malocclusion makes cleaning difficult. Straight, aligned teeth are easier to maintain.
Reduced TMJ Risks: Malocclusion is linked to Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome. Realignment reduces pressure, alleviating headaches and facial pains.
Treatment Options for Malocclusion
At Hekmat Dental, we offer tailored solutions for malocclusion:
Fixed Multibracket Braces: Brackets attached to each tooth with an adjustable archwire for progressive alignment.
Removable Devices: Retainers, headgear, and palate expanders provide non-fixed alternatives, ideal for various malocclusion types.
SureSmile® Clear Aligners: Enjoy discreet realignment with removable, invisible aligners that don’t compromise your smile’s aesthetics.
Dr. Hekmat combines cutting-edge techniques with personalized care to deliver effective malocclusion solutions. Whether you’re a child or an adult, it’s never too late to achieve a perfectly aligned, radiant smile.
For any inquiries about malocclusions or to schedule a consultation, contact Hekmat Dental today and elevate your oral health and confidence with our specialized orthodontic care in Ranchero Bernardo and 4S Ranch.