The teeth and bone structure form the foundation of the mouth and its surrounding tissues. When this framework isn't aligned, a malocclusion/bad bite results. On the surface, this often appears as little more than an aesthetic problem.

A bad bite is typically caused by genetics. For example, the teeth may not fit in the jaws properly, or the teeth may not be in a correct relationship with the rest of the face.


1. Lip biting/ lip sucking:

2. Nail biting:

3. Mouth breathing:

4. Thumb sucking:

Types of bad bites:

1. Deep Over Bite:

2. Cross Bite:

3. Open Bite:

4. Protrusion:


1. Habit breaking Appliances in children:

2. In case of an established bad bite, Orthodontic braces are a mode of treatment: