Does Your Child Have An Overbite?

Treating Bite Problems in Sherman Oaks Malocclusions (bite problems) include overbites, underbites and crossbites. Jaw alignment disorders can restrict proper chewing, talking, and swallowing. They can also cause teeth to shift around in the mouth. Sherman Oaks 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. A Crossbite occurs when the lower teeth and jaw are in the wrong position.

Bite problems can cause headaches and TMJ pain. Some Studio City, CA, dental patients with severe bite problems develop a distorted facial shape and damaged teeth.

If you suspect your toddler or child has a bite problem, it is important to see your Sherman Oaks dentist as soon as possible. Bite issues and their various related problems usually get worse over time.

At Sherman Oaks Dental, 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 818-781-3411. Our office is located at 4849 Van Nuys Blvd in Sherman Oaks. You can find out more about us at

Most of our patients live in Sherman Oaks or nearby in Van Nuys or Studio City, CA. If you have recently moved into the Sherman Oaks area and need a skilled general or cosmetic dentist, come visit our compassionate team. We pamper every patient (especially our youngest patients) and make dental visits as comfortable as possible.

Creating Beautiful, Healthy Smiles.

Michael Bjornbak
Sherman Oaks Dental
4849 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, California 91403