Common types of misalignment (malocclusion) include :
3. Deep bite
4. Open bite
6. Edge to edge Bite
7. Excessive Overjet
Crooked teeth can affect your bite, creating unnatural stress and pressure, leading to premature and unsightly tooth wear. Teeth that are subjected to excessive pressure can chip and crack. Prolonged wearing and grinding can flatten the teeth, or cause chipping and fractures at the edges of teeth. In addition, a bad bite may produce improper forces on the jaw joints that may lead to pain in the jaws.
Proper alignment and function of the teeth will help prevent future dental problems, and promote a healthy mouth, helping to maintain your teeth for life. Misaligned teeth can be re-aligned with a period of orthodontic treatment; some problems can be resolved in just a few months.