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Malocclusions, also commonly called to as “bad bites”, occur when your teeth are not correctly setting in your mouth. This is the result of a variety of factors that most often require orthodontic treatments. Listed below are some of the most common types of malocclusions:

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

Our team at San Diego Orthodontic Specialists specializes in a variety orthodontic procedures to suit all your needs. If you would like an exam from Dr. David Li, please book an appointment to come see us at our orthodontic office in San Diego, California. We can be reached at 858-560-4047. We are here to help you get the straight smile of your dreams!