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 or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward. This discrepancy is measured as overjet.


overbite.jpg The upper front teeth extend down (vertically) over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.



crossbite.jpgThe upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth wear and misaligned jaw growth.



openbite.jpgProper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap making it difficult or impossible to incise or bite off food. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.



crowding.jpgCrowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion or posterior arch development, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.



spacing.jpgSpacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they 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, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.