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 forward enough.

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.  The degree of vertical overlapping of the mandibular incisors by the maxillary incisors.

Cross-bite

An abnormal relation of a tooth or teeth of one arch to the opposing tooth or teeth in the orther arch due to labial, buccal or lingual deviation of the tooth position or to abnormal jaw position.   

Openbite

Failure of certain teeth to come into occlusal contact in any excursion of the mandible.  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

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.

Spacing

Spacing 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.