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Perfect smiles often require orthodontic treatments that simply combat the effects of malocclusions. Although malocclusions are common, misalignments in your smile can have a negative impact on the aesthetics of your smile as well as the overall health of your teeth and gums. Treating malocclusions is vital when seeking the perfect smile.

Malocclusions are bad bites that most commonly form when your incisors are out of position. This can occur in a variety of ways. Although most incisor malocclusions are relatively minor, they still must be treated to ensure your smile looks and functions properly. Various forms of incisor malocclusions include open bites, deep bites, overbites (commonly called buck teeth), underbites (commonly called bulldog teeth), and misplaced midlines.

Crossbites are one of the most famous forms of malocclusion, as they occur when your upper and lower jawbones fail to line up. Other common forms of malocclusions include irregular gaps in your teeth, overcrowded teeth, teeth that break the surface of the gum line in the wrong position, and teeth that are not in their proper alignment.

Depending on your age, oral health, and jawbone strength, our orthodontist at Joseph P. Goodson DMD, MS can help you find which treatment will work best for you. Dr. Joseph P. Goodson and our team would love to see you at our orthodontic office in Austin, Texas. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 512-258-6683. We will be glad to help you achieve the results you are looking for.