Occlusion is how your teeth come together when you close your jaw. Your Occlusion is influenced by three primary components: (1) teeth, (2) nerves and muscles, and (3) bones. Another factor, which can affect the way your teeth come together, is your posture.
Chewing is the movement of three-dimension and is required to be smooth. If anything obstructs this movement, it will cause temporal-joint disorder and gradually become complicated problems for chewing system.
Most dental occlusion are treated after adult teeth begin to grow in, as the bones and teeth are far more pliable than those of adults. In some cases the dentist will have to remove one or more permanent teeth to ensure proper growth and expansion of other teeth. Great care is exercised to prevent future impaction or irritation by other teeth that have yet to erupt, so many people who have malocclusion are required to wear a retaining device or mouthpiece to prevent complications.
Braces are the most common appliances used to correct malocclusions. While braces are the most effective way to adjust and reshape uneven biting surfaces, it is critically important to maintain exemplary oral hygiene to prevent cavities from forming in the areas where food can collect easily. Once in place, these braces slowly but surely arrange the teeth into a healthy biting formation.