Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders like TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder) restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. Lafayette dentistry patients with bite problems are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease because bite misalignment often makes it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene.
When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the situation is reversed, it is called an underbite. Crossbite occurs when lower teeth are in the wrong position.
Bite problems can cause headaches and TMJ pain. Some Louisville, Lafayette, and Boulder, CO dental patients with severe bite problems develop a distorted facial shape and damaged teeth.
If you suspect your toddler or older child has a bite problem, it is important to see your Boulder dentist as soon as possible for bite correction or TMJ treatment. Bite issues and their various related problems get worse over time.
At Gordon West DDS, Cosmetic & General Dentistry, we diagnose and successfully treat bite problems in addition to providing general and cosmetic dentistry. We can be reached at 720-862-3630. Our office is located at 1140 West S. Boulder Rd, Suite 201 in Lafayette. You can find out more about us at http://www.BoulderCountySmiles.com.
Most of our patients live in Lafayette or nearby in Longmont or Louisville. If you have recently moved into the Boulder area and need a skilled family and cosmetic dentist, come visit our state-of-the-art dental care in a comfortable environment team. We pamper every patient and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.