Does Your Child Have An Overbite?

Treating Bite Problems in Carlsbad Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. Carlsbad dentistry patients with bite problems are at a greater risk for tooth decay and periodontal disease because bite misalignment often makes it difficult to maintain proper oral hygiene.

When the lower jaw is smaller than the upper jaw, it is called an overbite. When the situation is reversed, it is called an underbite. Crossbite occurs when the lower teeth and jaw are in the wrong position.

Bite problems can cause headaches and TMJ pain. Some Escondido dental patients with severe bite problems develop a distorted facial shape and damaged teeth.

If you suspect your toddler or older child has a bite problem, it is important to see your Encinitas dentist as soon as possible. Bite issues and their various related problems usually get worse over time.

At La Costa Dental Excellence, we diagnose and treat bite problems, referring patients to a specialist if necessary. In addition, we offer general and cosmetic dentistry. We can be reached at 760-633-3033. Our office is located at 7730 Rancho Santa Fe Rd Ste 106 in Carlsbad. You can find out more about us at

Most of our patients live in Carlsbad or nearby in San Marcos CA or Escondido. If you have recently moved into the Encinitas area and need a skilled general or cosmetic dentist, come visit our committed to excellence team. We pamper every patient (especially our youngest patients) and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.

Stephen and Kimberly Dankworth
La Costa Dental Excellence
7730 Rancho Santa Fe Rd Ste 106
Carlsbad, California 92009