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Malocclusion of the Teeth

What is Malocclusion?

Malocclusion means the teeth are not aligned properly. Misaligned teeth usually develop during childhood habits as well as an inherited condition and can be passed down from one generation to the next. 
Symptoms may include discomfort or difficulty while chewing. Treatments of malocclusion, misaligned teeth include orthodontics with braces and repair of irregular teeth for patients in Monroe, NY and Orange County.

Schedule your no-obligation treatment consultation for your misaligned teeth today
by calling (845) 782-4288 or filling out the contact us form to receive additional information. 

Save up to $1,000 on your orthodontic treatment.
We accept insurance, financing, HSA, and FSA.

Different Types of Malocclusion

There are different types of malocclusions, from crooked teeth, overbites to underbites. 


A crossbite is where your upper teeth bite inside your lower teeth. It can affect your front or back teeth.


A diastema is a space between two teeth, usually the front teeth. 

Impacted tooth

An impacted tooth is one that’s unable to erupt through the gum normally. It is blocked from breaking through the gum. 

Missing tooth

Missing teeth, or hypodontia, may occur as a result of teeth not developing properly or through some kind of trauma.


Overcrowding is caused by a lack of space, resulting in teeth that are crooked and overlap. It’s the most common reason for orthodontic treatment among adults.


An overjet is where your top teeth extend past your bottom teeth horizontally (not to be confused with an overbite). 


An overbite can cause your front teeth to bite down onto your gums.

Open bite

An open bite is where the front teeth don’t overlap the lower teeth. An open bite affecting the front teeth is known as an anterior open bite.


Spacing can occur between two or more teeth. Some of the causes can include missing teeth, small teeth, tongue thrusting, and thumb sucking.


A crossbite that affects the front teeth is known as an anterior crossbite, or perhaps more commonly as an underbite.

Schedule a Malocclusion consultation to treat your misaligned teeth 

Please contact Dr. Jacquie Smiles today to learn more about orthodontic treatments for your misaligned teeth with Invisalign clear braces and invisible aligners by calling (845) 782-4288  or filling out the contact us to receive additional information. Our office is conveniently located near 70 Gilbert Street, Suite 202 Monroe, NY 10950.