Does Your Child Have An Overbite?

Categories: Dental Health

Treating Bite Problems in Boise 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. Boise 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 Meridian 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 Boise dentist as soon as possible. Bite issues and their various related problems usually get worse over time.

At Blaisdell Family Dentistry, 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 208-639-0489. Our office is located at 8877 W Hackamore Dr in Boise. You can find out more about us at

Most of our patients live in Boise or nearby in Nampa or Meridian. If you have recently moved into the Boise area and need a skilled general or cosmetic dentist, come visit our friendly team. We pamper every patient (especially our youngest patients) and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.

Excellence in Dentistry

Lynn R. & Craig Blaisdell
Blaisdell Family Dentistry
8877 W Hackamore Dr
Boise, Idaho 83709