Dr. Leiker has completed several continuing education courses throughout his career, increasing his ability to bring his patients relief from malocclusion symptoms with effective malocclusion treatment in The Woodlands & Conroe, TX. He is a practitioner of the Roth Technique for proper jaw alignment along with straighter teeth.
What is malocclusion?
Malocclusion, or bad bite, is when your upper and lower teeth don’t line up right or your teeth are crooked. Malocclusion includes underbites, overbites, crossbites, and open bites.
How did I get malocclusion?
Malocclusion is oftentimes due to genetics, but it can also be the result of bad habits like pacifier abuse or thumb sucking.
How is malocclusion treated?
Dr. Leiker can provide malocclusion treatment in many ways. After a thorough exam at either of our offices in The Woodlands or Conroe, Dr. Leiker will develop a treatment plan for you that might include:
- A palatal expander to create more room along your jaw for your teeth. Don’t worry; we’ll teach you how to adjust your expander.
- A trans-palatal expander is used to adjust the position of your molars and/or the width of your arch. The appliance hooks into your mouth around your upper molars.
- Forsus springs to correct your overbite. You can’t remove the springs yourself, and you will likely wear them 6-8 months for the best results.
- A bad bite often leads to TMJ disorder or teeth grinding (bruxism). Dr. Leiker can use the Roth Technique to bring your jaw back into proper alignment.
Give yourself permission to finally get your teeth in order and rid yourself of that embarrassing mouth breathing habit and your painful jaw symptoms. Call us today at 832-510-6678 or use our convenient online form to begin the treatment you need.