Treating Bite Problems in Birmingham

Treating Bite Problems in Birmingham 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. Birmingham 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 lower teeth are in the wrong position.

Bite problems can cause headaches and TMJ pain. Some 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 Mountain Brook dentist as soon as possible. Bite issues and their various related problems get worse over time.

At Koch Aesthetic Dentistry, we diagnose and successfully treat bite problems in addition to providing general and cosmetic dentistry. We can be reached at 205-202-8618. Our office is located at 2311 Highland Avenue, Suite 323 in Birmingham. You can find more about us at

Most of our patients live in Birmingham or nearby in Vestavia Hills, Crestline or Homewood. If you have recently moved into the Mountain Brook area and need a skilled family and cosmetic dentist, come visit our office.  We are passionate about your smile, your comfort, and your professional care team. We pamper every patient and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.