Many people believe that getting braces is all about looking good. What they do not realize is that misaligned teeth can lead to a variety of dental and health problems. Your bite is off when your top and bottom teeth do not seem to fit together. This malocclusion or misalignment of the teeth can change the appearance of your face, cause you to bite your cheeks or tongue frequently and cause discomfort when chewing or biting. Malocclusion can also produce speech impediments such as lisping and give rise to mouth breathing.
Orthodontic procedures can mitigate these problems by moving the teeth into the correct position. The dentists at Marbella Dentistry are very experienced in providing dental treatments to bring teeth back into alignment. Some malocclusions occur due to unavoidable circumstances such as cleft lip or palate, tumors in the mouth or jaw or abnormally shaped or impacted teeth. Others, like thumb sucking in early childhood, keeping a child on the bottle too long and poor dental care occur over time as the teeth are slowly pushed out of alignment. Regardless of the origin of the problem, our dentists can help with the correction.