Malocclusion may have different origins, which we will see below are the most important:
- Genetic. Against this source we can not do anything.
- Eating habits. When meals are soft teeth do not wear out as they should, which causes the teeth are not in the huddle and bone dislodged.
- If teeth are extracted prematurely and not put space maintainers.
- If a child has cavities small, it loses space and permanent teeth have no room to exit.
Consequences and treatment
The problems arising from the malocusión can range from headaches or migraines to arthritis, muscle pains or wear and breakage of teeth. The fact that the teeth are crowded too difficult to have a proper hygiene, favoring the emergence of more caries.
The only way to treat it is through orthodontics, in addition to correcting the position of teeth with an aesthetic end, gets the teeth of the maxilla and mandible to mesh well, and therefore gain the patient quality of life.
Orthodontics in children seeks to balance the growth of the jawbone and promote proper eruption of permanent teeth. In adolescents and adults seek the proper meshing of all teeth. It is important that the first revision to the orthodontist is done at 6 years old.