Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. Alexandria 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. If you suspect you need periodontal treatment, we can help.
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 Alexandria dental patients with severe bite problems develop a distorted facial shape and damaged teeth.
If you suspect you or your child has a bite problem, it is important to see your Alexandria dentist as soon as possible. Bite issues and their various related problems get worse over time.
At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry, we diagnose and successfully treat bite problems in addition to providing general and cosmetic dentistry. We can be reached at 703-996-4666. Our office is located at 8101 Hinson Farm Rd Ste 114 in Alexandria. You can find out more about us at https://www.cosmeticdentistalexandria.com/.
Most of our patients live in Alexandria or nearby in Springfield or Washington DC. If you have recently moved into the Alexandria area and need a skilled family and cosmetic dentist, come visit our continuing education team. We pamper every patient and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.