Some common orthodontic problems include:
- Underbite: When the lower jaw extends out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.
- 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.
- Crossbite: The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth wear and misaligned jaw growth.
- Openbite: Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may be caused a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.
- Widely Spaced Teeth: Spacing problems may be caused by missing or small teeth.
- Protrusion: Characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward. The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite.
- Crowding: Occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, sometimes avoiding the need to remove teeth.
- Misaligned Dental Midlines: Caused when the bite does not fit and match appropriately, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.