What Causes Malocclusion?
Malocclusion is defined as an imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed. Some patients develop a malocclusion(or an overbite), by no fault of their own.
However, there are certain habits that may increase your risk, including:
- Prolonged pacifier use
- Tongue thrusting
- Nail biting
These habits exude repetitive force on the teeth and jaw, causing them to shift in ways that can require extensive and costly therapy.