Common Problems


Crooked teeth

There can be many reasons for the crooked teeth, ranging from crowding, to improper eruption position.

Underbite

An underbite is characterized by the lower jaw extending out causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.

Spacing

Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue, or it can be caused by teeth that are too small for the size of the jaw.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion  (buck teeth)

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.

Crowding

Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to fit into the jaws.

 Anterior Crossbite

The lower fron teeth sit out in front of the upper front  teeth which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.

Posterior Crossbites

When the upper jaw is not wide enough to fit with the lower jaw in width, there will be a crossbite of the back teeth on one or both sides.

Overbite/ deep bite

The upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth and over lap them too much, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.

Openbite

Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite in which the upper and lower front teeth do not meet or overlap.

Dental midlines not matched

This type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit  and is different on the two sides, which may negatively impact jaw position and proper dental function.