How We Address Common Orthodontic Problems
Excessive horizontal overlap of the front teeth. The technical term for overbite is “overjet.”
Lower front teeth biting in front of the upper front teeth.
Lower front teeth biting in front of the upper front teeth. This can involve two teeth or groups of teeth.
Upper back teeth biting inside of lower back teeth. This can involve two teeth or groups of teeth.
No overlap of the upper and lower front teeth when biting.
Excessive vertical overlap of the upper and lower front teeth when biting.
Misalignment of teeth caused by lack of space.
Excessive spacing between teeth usually caused by small or missing teeth or a strong tongue pushing the teeth forward when biting.
In some patients, some adult teeth never develop. The most common missing teeth are the lower second premolars (directly in front of the first permanent molars), upper lateral incisors, and third molars (wisdom teeth).
Thumbsucking, fingersucking, tongue sucking, tongue thrusting, and nail biting can lead to problems such as open bites and large “overbites.”
To see if you or your child’s orthodontic problem can be corrected with Braces or Invisalign, call our Redwood City Orthodontics office for your complimentary consultation!