Common Problems


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.

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

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.

CROSSBITE

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

SPACING

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

OVERJET

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.