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  • Common Problems

    When a person’s teeth or jaw structure do not fit together properly, orthodontic treatment may be necessary to straighten teeth and promote ideal function. These dental issues, often referred to as malocclusions (or bad bites), can cause speech difficulty, premature wear of the teeth and protective enamel and even increase the chance of injury to teeth and jaw joints, if left untreated

    Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

    Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

    The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.

    Overbite

    Overbite

    The upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.

    Crossbite

    Crossbite

    The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.

    Openbite

    Openbite

    Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.

    Crowding

    Crowding

    Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.

    Spacing

    Spacing

    Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.

    Dental Midlines not Matched

    Dental Midlines not Matched

    This type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.

    Overbite

    Overbite

    In a overbite, the upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.