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We Can Help You Overcome Bite Problems and Achieve a Healthy Smile with Our Treatments

Are you suffering from bite problems? It is a common issue that many are struggling with, but they often don’t know how to seek help.

Bite problems, or malocclusion, occur when the teeth do not meet properly. This can be unsightly and cause many complications, including pain when chewing, jaw joint problems, wearing of teeth and more.

Dentalcare of Forrestfield offers comprehensive services for different types of bite problems. Our team of experienced dentists will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs and improves your quality of life. Plus, we accept all health funds and offer payment options for your convenience. Schedule an appointment today to get on the road to recovery!

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Common Causes of Bite Problems

The most common cause of bite problems is a misalignment of the teeth.
This can be due to several factors


Some people develop malocclusion as they age. If this is common in your family, you can likely inherit this condition.

Tooth Loss

When teeth are lost and not replaced, the surrounding teeth can shift into empty spaces. This can cause your bite to change and lead to issues.


Serious accidents or injuries can damage the teeth and jaws, resulting in bite problems.

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

When wisdom teeth don't have enough room to come in properly, they can become impacted. This can crowd the other teeth and lead to bite problems.

Childhood Habits

Thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, or prolonged use of a pacifier can put pressure on the teeth and result in them becoming misaligned over time.

Crooked and Crowded Teeth

When teeth are crowded and not aligned properly, they can cause the bite to be off.

Dental Services that Can Address
Bite Problems

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Smile Makeovers

If you're hoping to improve the appearance and function of your smile, a complete smile makeover at our clinic may be right for you.

This comprehensive treatment plan aims to address your smile concerns and your bite problems.

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Clear Aligners

We offer clear aligners if you're looking for a discreet alternative that can improve your bite and the alignment of your teeth.

These removable, clear plastic trays are almost invisible and more comfortable than traditional metal braces.

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Tooth Extraction

In some cases, the only way to improve your bite may be to have a tooth extracted.

The skilled dentists at our clinic can perform this procedure quickly, with minimal discomfort, so that you can get relief from malocclusion.

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Wisdom Teeth Removal

If your wisdom teeth are causing bite problems, our experienced dental team can remove them to help prevent further complications.

At our clinic, we prioritise your comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout the treatment process.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Bite Problems

If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may have bite problems:

  • Uneven wear on your teeth
  • Accidentally biting your cheek or tongue
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain or clicking
  • Discomfort or pain when eating

The different types of bite problems are the following:

  • Overbite: The upper teeth overlap the bottom teeth too much.
  • Underbite: The bottom teeth protrude past the top teeth.
  • Crossbite: The upper teeth bite on the inside of the lower teeth.
  • Open bite: There is a space between the biting surfaces of your upper and lower front teeth.
  • Crowding: Your teeth are too close together and overlap.
  • Spacing: There are spaces between your teeth.

If your bite problem is not managed, it can lead to the following oral health issues:

  • TMJ pain and dysfunction
  • Tooth wear leading to sensitive teeth
  • Difficulty chewing and speaking
  • Increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay

It is best to visit the dentist if you are experiencing any of the following:

  • You have pain in the jaw or facial muscles.
  • You have difficulty or pain when chewing.
  • You notice changes in the way your teeth meet when you bite.
  • Your teeth are wearing down, chipping or breaking.
  • Your jaw clicks, pops, or locks when moving it.
  • You’re experiencing frequent headaches.

If you think you may have a bite problem, schedule an appointment with the friendly dentists at our clinic. They will be able to assess your bite and determine the ideal course of treatment.