Common Orthodontic Issues

Open bite - Front teeth don't touch

An open bite is a type of malocclusion, which means the teeth aren’t aligned properly when the jaws are closed.

Deep overbite - Lower front teeth bite into palate

Out of all the bite disorders, a deep overbite – when the upper front teeth almost completely overlap the lower front teeth – is the most detrimental to the teeth and health of the jaw joints. It also has an impact on facial aesthetics.

Underbite - Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth

An underbite is a misalignment of the teeth that occurs when the lower teeth and jaw protrude up and beyond the upper jaw. That means that when you close your mouth, the lower teeth and jaw will appear abnormally pronounced.

Spacing of teeth

Spacing (the opposite of crowding), is an excess of space for your teeth which results in gaps between your teeth. This generally occurs when the teeth are smaller than the available space.

Crowding of teeth

Crowded teeth literally mean just that, when there are too many teeth pushed together in the mouth.

If crowding is causing you problems then you ought to discuss your options with your dentist. 

Missing lateral incisors - Anodontia

Anodontia is a genetic or congenital (hereditary) absence of one or several temporary or permanent teeth.