How We Address Common Orthodontic Problems
The upper teeth protrude further than the lower teeth and may completely cover them. Can be hereditary or caused by certain habits children may develop such as thumb-sucking and prolonged bottle-feeding.
Lower front teeth overlap the upper front teeth. The main cause of an underbite is a misalignment of the lower jaw, which can be present at birth or grow into.
This is when some of the upper teeth close inside the lower teeth rather than the outside. This can form for a variety of reasons. Although a crossbite can be genetic, reasons such as prolonged use of a pacifier or thumb-sucking, delayed loss of baby teeth, and oversized tonsils or adenoids can be the source of a crossbite.
Some lower front teeth bite in front of the upper front teeth.
Some upper back teeth biting inside of lower back teeth.
An open bite occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not meet when the person bites down. When a person closes their jaw, the front teeth will have a gap or opening.
Excessive vertical overlap of the upper and lower front teeth when biting.
Misalignment of teeth caused by lack of space. Crowded teeth can make it difficult to brush and floss well which can then lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Refers to gaps or space between teeth which causes the teeth to not fit normally in the jaw. 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).
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