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Different Types of Tooth Deformity

Different Types of Tooth Deformity

Children's tooth deformities not only affect the appearance, but also cause oral diseases and jaw development problems. If the teeth are not aligned properly, it will be difficult to clean the teeth when brushing them. If food remains between the teeth, oral diseases such as dental caries will occur. In addition, tooth deformities may also reduce chewing function, affect digestion and absorption, and thus affect the growth and development of children.


1. Common tooth deformities that require orthodontic therapy


There are six problems, such as underbite, uneven teeth, buck teeth, too large gaps between teeth, open jaws, and crowded dentition, which all need to be corrected.


What kind of tooth deformity does your child belong to? What should parents do if they encounter these problems?


First of all, we can understand some basic professional knowledge and see if your child's tooth deformity is dentinous or bony.


2. Before orthodontic therapy, determine the type of tooth deformity


①Dentality: Common dentition and uneven teeth are mostly formed during the growth period of the acquired permanent teeth, such as obstacles in the period of changing teeth, and some bad oral habits, such as tongue out, biting foreign bodies, and respiratory obstruction diseases. Normally, only orthodontic therapy is required for dental problems.


②Bone: mostly caused by genetics. Main manifestations: open lips and teeth, lips cannot be closed in a natural state, excessive gums are exposed when smiling, often accompanied by chin retraction, when the mouth is forced to be closed, there is a clear soft tissue bulge between the lower lip and the chin. This condition usually requires surgical treatment, which is what we call orthognathic treatment.


③How to distinguish between dentin and bony?


Close your mouth and see how prominent your lips are. Generally, bony valgus is obvious and looks a bit like a gorilla from the side; open the lips to observe the gums. In general, if it is a bone problem, the gums are protruding, and the gums are obviously exposed when smiling.


Of course, in order to accurately determine whether it is dental or bony, it is necessary to go to a professional dental hospital for a doctor's diagnosis to determine whether orthodontic treatment or orthognathic treatment is required.

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