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. Anchorage 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 Palmer 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 Eagle River dentist as soon as possible. Bite issues and their various related problems get worse over time.

At Excellence In Dentistry, we diagnose and successfully treat bite problems in addition to providing general and cosmetic dentistry. We can be reached at (907) 349-0022. Our office is located at 1000 East O’Malley, Suite 101, Anchorage, AK. You can find out more about us at

Most of our patients live in Anchorage or nearby in Wasilla or Palmer. If you have recently moved into the Eagle River area and need a skilled family and cosmetic dentist, come visit our caring team. We pamper every patient and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.