Different Types of Malocclusions
Dr. Arnaldo Lopez, CEO & General Dentist with SOMI Dental Group, explains different types of bites: healthy bite, overbite, under bite and open bite.
He says any of these bites can occur in patients. Some of them are genetics. Most of them can be corrected with either Invisalign or braces.
Sucking the thumb in early age can cause open bite, explains Diana Perez-Caballero, Lead Dental Hygienist with SOMI Dental Group. Open bite can cause people to breathe through their mouth. Patients have dry mouth, a lot of plaque accumulation and bleeding gums.