Common Problems

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.

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.

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.

Crossbite

The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause misaligned jaw growth or TMJ issues.

Overbite

The upper front teeth extend vertically over the lower front teeth. This creates a significant sheering force on the biting edges of the teeth causing rapid wear of the front teeth.

Openbite

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

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.