Bite or Dental and Skeletal Deformity
Malocclusion or a crooked bite is frequently due to a crowded dentition where there is insufficient room to line up the teeth.
Often however the jaw size or relationship of the upper jaw to the lower jaw is a major factor in the cause of the irregular bite. Removal of some healthy teeth may be required to make room for the remaining teeth to be better aligned in the upper and lower jaw. If there is an underlying problem with the jaw size or relation between the upper and lower jaw then specially designed surgery is planned to correct this jaw malposition or size and then the teeth can be straightened with an expected long term stable outcome.