Does Your Child Have An Overbite?

Categories: Oral Health

Treating Bite Problems in Cary Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders can restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. Cary dentistry patients with bite problems are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease, because bite misalignment often makes it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene.

When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the situation is reversed, it is called an underbite. Crossbite occurs when the lower teeth and jaw are in the wrong position.

Bite problems can cause headaches and TMJ pain. Some Morrisville dental patients with severe bite problems develop a distorted facial shape and damaged teeth.

If you suspect your toddler or older child has a bite problem, it is important to see your Raleigh dentist as soon as possible. Bite issues and their various related problems usually get worse over time.

At Cary Family Dental, we diagnose and treat bite problems, referring patients to a specialist if necessary. In addition, we offer general and cosmetic dentistry, and we treat TMD/TMJ pain. We can be reached at 919-371-4428. Our office is located at 1149 Kildaire Farm Road in Cary. You can find out more about us at

Most of our patients live in Cary or nearby in Apex or Morrisville. If you have recently moved into the Raleigh area and need a skilled general or cosmetic dentist, come visit our welcoming team. We pamper every patient (especially our youngest patients) and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.

Committed to Making You Smile

Allan Acton
Cary Family Dental
1149 Kildaire Farm Road
Cary, North Carolina 27511