Treatable Orthodontic Problems
An underbite is characterized by the lower jaw extending too far out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.
This orthodontic problem occurs when the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth. In order to close the mouth, patients usually move their lower jaw forward or to the side when closing. This incorrect bite results in an improper use of the lower jaws and can lead to facial asymmetry.
This type of malocclusion is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.
The upper front teeth extend too far out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth. This type of bite can lead to a “gummy” smile, protruding lips and excessive incisor wear.
Crowding occurs when teeth do not have enough room to erupt from the gums. This is the most common reason for braces. Crowding has been linked to periodontal problems and dental decay because it is harder to clean overlapping teeth’s surfaces.
Spacing problems can be caused by missing teeth or could be a solely cosmetic issue. Spacing is another popular reason for braces. Spacing is most commonly caused by excessive jaw room for the size of the erupting teeth.
In this type of bite, the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite can lead to a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting or thumb sucking. An early evaluation and intervention are essential in correcting an openbite.
Dental Midlines not Matched
Dental midlines that do not match are evident when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately. This can negatively impact jaw function and proper dental function.