When Is It Time To See An Orthodontist?

Article by Remarkable Smiles

Malocclusion can happen if the jaws and teeth do not develop properly. The bottom and top sets of teeth might not line up, and the teeth will be crooked and out of alignment.

Malocclusion has no adverse effects on one’s physical health, and it is not an illness. It is a change in the alignment of the teeth. But it could affect the structure of the face and the way the teeth seem, causing shame, a lack of confidence, and even melancholy.

Among the causes are thumb or finger sucking regularly and injuries to the teeth or facial bones. Severe malocclusion might make it difficult to eat, speak, or brush one’s teeth.

Orthodontic care can assist in treating or enhancing the following oral problems:

Elongated front teeth



Impacted teeth

Unbalanced teeth

Overbites or deep bites

Additionally, an orthodontist such as Dr. Mark Rashidi can assist in treating issues, including jaw clicking or movement and teeth grinding or clenching. The teeth and supporting bone may become deformed due to thumb- or finger-sucking. The thumb-sucking behavior must be first broken before seeing a natural development.

Dr. Mark and his outstanding staff at Remarkable Smiles are there to help you better your smile. He is an orthodontist in Laguna Hills and surrounding cities including Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Irvine. Dr. Mark is highly experienced in all types of braces, such as Invisalign, traditional metal, and ceramic.

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