Common issues we treat
Underbites occur when the lower jaw is pushed out beyond the upper mandible, causing the lower front teeth to project in front of the upper teeth.
Large or unnecessary gaps between teeth are often merely an aesthetic issue that can be easily closed with braces. Sometimes they can occur due to missing teeth as well.
Upper Front Teeth Protusion
Although sounding similar to an overbite, this occurs when just the upper front teeth (and not the jawline) protrude outward without contact with the lower teeth, causing bite problems, potential cutting into the gum, and disruption of your appearance. It can also occur if the lower jawline is significantly shorter than the upper one.
Crowding is a common problem that happens when teeth do not have enough room in the gum line to erupt side by side. It can often be easily fixed by braces moving the teeth slowly, and without having to remove any to make room for others.
Crossbiting is when upper teeth are angled and instead of resting squarely on top of the lower teeth, sit to the inside. Depending on how severe it is, crossbites can wear enamel irregularly and contribute to misalignment in jaw growth.
Overbite is the opposite of underbite; the upper jaw is farther forward than the lower jaw line, allowing for jaw problems as well as the potential for the lower teeth to impact the roof of the mouth.
An open bite is when the front teeth do not overlap as the mouth closes, leaving a gap that can cause bad habits such as tongue thrusting.
Dental Midlines not Matched
This can negatively affect the back bite, or the meeting of the molars and back grinding teeth, which can lead to impaired bite capability and jaw alignment, as well as optimal tooth function.