Smiletech is able to intervene in the correction of different types of malocclusions. Below a summary list of the most common.
Teeth tend to overlap or rotate.
It occurs when the space available to them is not enough to contain them.
Related problems: crowded teeth are less aesthetically pleasing, they are more difficult to keep clean and because of this they can more often require professional hygiene sessions (de-tartrase), also in cases of severe misalignment and in smoking patients they can be stained more easily.
Excessive interdental spaces
The teeth are spaced apart creating an empty space called a diastema. Occur when:
• The perimeter of the maxillary bases is greater than the sum of the dimensions of the teeth.
• in the presence of an abnormal thrust of the tongue.
• in people with bone loss (periodontitis)
Related problems: spaced teeth are aesthetically less attractive, the impact of food on the gum can cause damage to the gum itself.
Normally the teeth of the upper arch, in closing (occlusion) are placed on the outside of the teeth of the lower arch in a “cover” (upper arch) “box” (lower arch) ratio. In some cases this ratio is reversed by the difference between the dimensions of the arches and the upper teeth are positioned inside the respective lower ones, sometimes in the posterior area or even in the anterior area.
It occurs when the upper dental arch has a smaller diameter than the lower dental arch
Related problems: the forces of chewing do not discharge along the natural axis of the tooth and the occlusal trauma that occurs can cause gingival recessions or erosion of the tooth collar. Furthermore, the interference that occurs during closure can lead to temporomandibular joint disorders with noises and pains.
The front teeth of the upper dental arch hide the lower counterparts.
It occurs when one of the two or both dental arches are not leveled, i.e. the teeth are not all at the same height.
Related problems: the deep bite, when it is particularly accentuated, can lead to traumatic damage of the lower teeth on the palatal gingiva of the upper teeth, is predisposing towards temporomandibular dysfunctions (noises and pains at the temporomandibular joint and at the chewing muscles).
There is excess space between the anterior teeth of the two dental arches.
It occurs when one of the two or both dental arches are not leveled, i.e. the teeth are not all at the same height. When the posterior teeth are in contact, the anterior ones do not overlap but a beanza is made. The cause is mostly functional due to an altered lingual thrust or a dysfunction of the same.
Related problems: The open bite makes chewing difficult as it does not allow the incision action of the front teeth if it is associated with crowding compromises the aesthetics of the smile.