We have heard about open bites, but what is a cross bite? It is a clinical condition where the upper and lower teeth are improperly aligned with those of the opposing arch. What causes cross bites? The most common cause of a cross bite is heredity. Another cause is the
Our jaws are ideally made to fit all our teeth in a proper alignment. But, ideal is far from true in reality. Most people have one or more teeth out of alignment either due to spacing or crowding. In crowding, there is often lack of space and so the teeth
Do you feel an unusual gap or space between teeth? Well, spaces in-between teeth is a common sight in people across the world. Some have generalized spacing where there is a space between most of the teeth. In some people, the space is seen in the front teeth only and
The extra space between two or more teeth is called a diastema. The most common diastema seen is between the upper two front teeth and since it forms the midline of the upper jaw, it is referred to as the ‘midline diastema’. What causes a Diastema? The most common cause
We often take chewing and biting of our food for granted. But, what we presume to be normal may not always be so. It is quite common for people to have an improper or an uneven bite and not realize it. What Causes an Improper Bite? There can be multiple
What is an overbite? Overbite is the dental term given to a condition where there is an excessive horizontal overlap between your upper and lower teeth. Ideally, the upper teeth overlap the lower by 2mm both horizontally and vertically. When the horizontal overlap exceeds 2mm, it is known as overjet.
In an ideal scenario, when the jaws are closed in a bite, the upper teeth rest on the lower teeth in close approximation to give an ideal occlusion. But, in majority of people, this scenario is different. When the upper and lower teeth do not come together on biting, there