Common Problems

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

This type of problem can affect appearance, function, speech, and compromise the safety of the protruding teeth. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.

Overbite

The upper front teeth excessively overlap the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.

Crossbite

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

Openbite

Proper chewing is compromised by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower teeth do not overlap. Openbite may be caused by functional problems such as tongue thrusting or finger sucking.

Other Problems

Crowding

Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to align. Crowding can be corrected by the removal of teeth, expansion or slenderizing the teeth.

Spacing

Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth or poorly shaped teeth. Often this is only a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.

Dental midlines not matched

This type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately.