Common Problems

Why Do I Need Braces?

    • Underbite

      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

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

    • Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

      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

      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

    Crossbite

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

  • Overbite

    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

    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.

  • Dental Midlines not Matched

    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.