Posted By: LE Dental Clinic Imus

Orthodontics is the first specialty of dentistry that is concerned with the study and treatment of malocclusions (improper bites), which may be a result of tooth irregularity, disproportionate jaw relationships, or both. Orthodontic treatment can focus on dental displacement only, or can deal with the control and modification of facial growth.


do you need to wear braces?
do you need to wear braces?

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Malocclusion or Bad Bite

Is a misalignment of teeth and/or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches.

Cause  of Malocclusion

1. Hereditary 

Size & shape of teeth & jaws – The size, shape and structure of our jaw bones and teeth are controlled from our genes. If a family has a history of large teeth, it is very likely that new members will have them also.

Father  large jaw + Mother small  teeth = child- Spacing

Father small jaw + mother large teeth = child – crowding

do you really need to wear braces?
do you really need to wear braces?

Photo credit: LE Dental Clinic Imus

If you think you have this problem and you want to be examined by a dentist, feel free to visit Dentist Imus Cavite. You deserved to have a good health, never compromise your health. Visit us to have peace of mind.


2) Tooth loss

Tooth loss may cause drifting of bordering teeth into the empty space, creating a bad bite.
Common causes of tooth loss are:
1) Trauma.
2) Dental Diseases
3) Premature loss of primary teeth (baby / deciduous teeth) — Baby bottle tooth decay, a form of severe early childhood caries, that is common in kids who use to fall asleep with a bottle of sweetened liquid in the mouth, can cause the premature loss of several primary or even permanent teeth. If a primary tooth is lost too early, the permanent tooth loses its guide and can drift or erupt incorrectly.

early tooth loss
early tooth loss

Oral habits that cause teeth malocclusions

Thumb sucking – Although thumb sucking is a normal habit for babies, it causes serious orthodontic problems if it continues long after the eruption of permanent teeth. Prolonged thumb sucking can create crowded, crooked teeth, or bite problems. The child may also develop speech problems or problems with swallowing properly. Protrusion and displacement of front teeth are usual results of thumb sucking.
1. Lip-biting / Fingernail biting – both habits can shift the teeth out of alignment.
2. Tongue Thrusting – Some children thrust their tongue forward, pressing it against the lips with a force that can result in teeth malocclusions such as ‘open bite’ or teeth protrusion (overjet).


thumb sucking

Classification of Malocclusion 

Class 1



Class 2


Class 3

class 3


 Dentist Imus Cavite  is serving people from Imus, Dasmariñas and Bacoor Cavite. We are accepting different health cards that you can avail in your health card benefit. Visit us for a great smile.

If you think you suffer from Malocclusion, then Visit Us, LE Dental Clinic Imus would be very glad to assist you.  LE Dental Clinic in Imus is near Bacoor and Dasmarinas.

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