Visit us at Opulent Dental and let us set your worries and your teeth straight!

Your teeth can be healthy and pearly white, yet you may not like your smile. Why? Because the bite seems “off” or the teeth are tilted with the front ones protruding outwards.

We hear you. We understand how people can shatter your confidence by calling you names like “bunny teeth”. This is why we offer state-of-the-art dental treatments such as dental braces, dental veneers and more at Opulent Dental to give you a dazzling smile makeover!

About Mal-alignment or Malocclusion

Malocclusion or mal-alignment results from improper placement, crowding or tilting of your teeth- causing a “poor bite”. Even though it may allow your teeth to function normally, it can lead to poor aesthetics and result in several dental problems.

Your dentist can use different terms for malocclusion such as:

  • Under bite
  • Over bite
  • Open bite
  • Cross bite
  • Crowding

So, do not get confused they are literally just referring to mal-alignment.

What causes Malocclusion?

Here is what can cause mal-alignment in your teeth.

  • No or less space in your jaw when the teeth are erupting resulting in crowding of teeth
  • Too much space in the jaw can lead to drifting or protrusion of teeth
  • Habits like thumb sucking, mouth breathing, use of pacifiers and feeders after 3 years of age
  • Pathological conditions like persistent swellings or tumors
  • Missing teeth (congenital or due to tooth extraction)
  • Sleep problems like sleep apnea

Dental problems caused by Malocclusion:

Dr. Dutt at Opulent Dental encourages the patients to not miss on their regular dental check-ups, as it is always better to treat the dental problems at their earliest. If you think your teeth are mal-aligned, get yourself an oral examination, there can be “hidden” dental issues harboring in your mouth such as:

  • Tooth decay or dental cavities as overlapping or crowding in teeth hinders proper oral hygiene practice
  • Gum diseases
  • Bad breath or taste
  • Difficulty in speech
  • Pain on chewing or biting
  • Breathing from the mouth instead of your nose

Treatment options for malocclusion

Opulent Dental uses innovative technology and patient-oriented dental techniques to diagnose the problem and then treat it with perfection. We believe in creating picture-perfect smiles!

A definite diagnosis of the malocclusion is done with:

  • History
  • Clinical examination
  • 3D scanning
  • Panoramic and digital radiographs
  • Photos of the teeth and face
  • Impression of the jaws and then creating a plaster model out of it

Your dentist will then decide the treatment plan that can be:

  • Dental braces reposition the teeth
  • Dental appliances such as retainers correct the mal-alignment
  • Tooth removal to resolve the crowding
  • Treating the teeth with dental bonding, veneers and often crowns to reshape and resize them
  • Surgical intervention to correct the jaw related problems to reshape or shorten your jaw

To know what your smile needs, call us now and book your dental appointment with us at Opulent Dental.


Is it possible to get my malocclusion treated?

At Opulent Dental words like “impossible” do not exist. There is always a solution. Your malocclusion can be treated if your oral and overall health is in good condition. To know what kind of treatment you need, you would have to come to the dental clinic for evaluation.

What causes mal-alignment?

There are various reasons that can lead to malocclusion and mal-alignment. However, the most common cause is the abnormal shape or size of the jaw. If it is too small, there will be crowding in your teeth. If it is too big, the teeth will drift apart and often outwards. To ensure that there is no underlying pathological disease causing malocclusion; schedule your appointment with us at Opulent Dental.

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