When we have patients who visit our office and are interested in straightening their teeth, most patients are only concerned about the appearance of their teeth. They want to smile and show off beautiful, straight teeth. However, when we examine patients who are considering orthodontic care, we have a different concern — their bite. In fact, we often have patients who are suffering from a different problem and are surprised to learn they have an incorrect bite and it is leading to their oral health issues. Your bite is the way your upper and lower teeth fit together when you have your mouth closed as well as when you are chewing your food.