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 Orthodontics | Orthodontic Problems


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

Underbite

in an underbite, the lower jaw extends out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.
Orthodontic Underbite

Spacing

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

Protrusion

The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by upper front teeth protrusion. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.
Orthodontic Protrusion

Crowding

Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gums. Crowding can sometimes be corrected by expansion, however many times, tooth removal is necessary.
Orthodontic Crowding

Crossbite

In a crossbite, the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.
Orthodontic Crossbite

Overbite

In an 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.
Orthodontic Overbite

Openbite

Proper chewing is impacted by an openbite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbites may be caused by habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.
Orthodontic Openbite

Midlines

Dental midlines that do not match are evident when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately. This may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.
Orthodontic Midlines


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