Common Problems

An underbite is usually characterized by a lower jaw that is too far forward, causing the lower front teeth to be located in front of the upper front teeth.

Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may be due to a tooth size discrepancy.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion
This type of bite is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward in front of the lower teeth.

Crowding occurs when the size of the teeth are larger than the size of the tooth bearing area of the jaws.

A crossbite occurs when the upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth. This type of bite may cause excessive tooth wear and misaligned jaw growth.

An overbite occurs when the upper front teeth cover the lower front teeth an excessive amount, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to touch the roof of the mouth when biting.

In an openbite, the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. An openbite may be related to a number of oral habits, such as tongue thrusting and thumb sucking.

Dental midlines not matched
This type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match properly, which may negatively impact jaw and dental function.