Common Problems

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 of the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.

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.

The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth wear, gum loss, jaw joint disc displacement, and misaligned jaw growth. Crossbites are typically corrected in an early phase of treatment.

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 sometimes be corrected by expansion, but many times tooth removal is necessary.

Spacing problems may be caused by missing or small teeth. This may only be 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 or anterior teeth have shifted to one side or the other. This condition may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.