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Is your smile suffering from a malocclusion? A malocclusion is another name for a bad bite that is caused when your teeth and jawbones fail to correctly line up. In order to ensure your teeth get the malocclusion treatment you need, it is important to correctly understand the following types of malocclusions:

– Overbites (Upper Protrusions/Buck Teeth): Malocclusions that manifest when the upper and lower incisors fail to line up, with the upper incisors sticking out further.
– Underbites (Bulldog Teeth): Malocclusions that manifest when the upper and lower incisors fail to line up, with the lower incisors sticking out further.
– Deep Bites: Malocclusions that manifest when the upper and lower incisors fail to line up with the upper incisors sticking out far enough that the lower incisors can cut into the gums behind the teeth.
– Transposition Malocclusions: Malocclusions that manifest when teeth breach the gum line in places other than where they should be.
– Spacing Malocclusions: Malocclusions that manifest when there are irregular gaps and spaces between teeth.
– Rotation Malocclusions: Malocclusions that manifest when teeth rotate out of alignment.
– Misplaced Midlines: Malocclusions that manifest when the middle of the upper and lower incisors fail to line up.
– Crossbites: Malocclusions that manifest when the upper and lower jawbones fail to line up.
– Open Bites: Malocclusions that manifest when the upper and lower incisors fail to line up when biting down onto something.

If you want to experience the joys of a malocclusion treatment at Coastal Orthodontic Care, simply call us at 805-650-1080 to schedule an appointment at our orthodontic office in Ventura, California. Dr. Lautt and our team look forward to restoring your smile.