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Malocclusions are one of the leading causes for orthodontic treatments in patients. Malocclusions refer to a bad bites or misalignments that result from a host of risks. If a malocclusion arises, an orthodontic treatment such as braces may be necessary. Listed below are some frequently asked questions about the types of malocclusions that need orthodontic care:

Q: What is a misplaced midline?
A: A bad bite in which the center of your upper incisors does not line up with the center of your lower incisors.

Q: What is a crossbite?
A: A bad bite in which your lower jawbone juts out past your upper jawbone.

Q: What is a spacing malocclusion?
A: Spacing irregularities in which large or irregular gaps in between your teeth exist or if there are too many or overcrowded teeth in your mouth.

Q: What is a rotation malocclusion?
A: A bad bite in which your teeth are rotated out of a proper alignment.

Q: What is an overbite (aka upper protrusion/deep bite)?
A: A bad bite in which your upper incisors jut out past your lower incisors.

Q: What is an underbite (aka bulldog teeth)?
A: A bad bite in which your lower incisors jut out past your upper incisors.

Q: What is a transposition malocclusion?
A: A bad bite in which your teeth erupt above the gum line incorrectly or in the wrong space.

Q: What is an open bite?
A: A bad bite in which your upper and lower incisors fail to connect when biting down,

Dr. Nathan Helm and all of our wonderful team are located in Denver, Colorado. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Helm Orthodontics for a malocclusion examination, please call our orthodontic office at 303.371.0371. We look forward to improving your smile.