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If you suffer from abnormal bites, don’t delay in looking into orthodontic braces. Beyond providing a better smile, braces can improve your overall oral health, including helping prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Typical symptoms of abnormal bites include:

– Open bite: occurs when the top and bottom incisors do not connect when biting
– Overbite (also called an overjet, or referred to as “buck teeth”): occurs when the upper front teeth (the incisors) protrude out further than the lower front teeth
– Underbite (sometimes referred to as “bulldog teeth”): occurs when the lower front teeth (the incisors) protrude out farther than the upper front teeth
– Misplaced midline: occurs when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
– Deep bite or closed bite: an excessive form of overbite caused by the lower front teeth biting behind the upper front teeth
– Other bad bite issues: extra or missing teeth, misalignments, irregularities in the teeth, gums, jaw, or face
– Spacing issues: too much space, or abnormal gaps between teeth
– Overcrowded teeth: occurs when there is not enough space between the teeth, which can cause teeth to bend and protrude
– Crossbite: occurs when the protruding lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw

If you would like to know more about orthodontic braces, and how they can suit your needs, please call Liang Orthodontics at 301-983-3132 to talk to a member of our team, or stop by our office in Potomac, Maryland, and we will help you in any way we can. We look forward to seeing you smile!