Common Conditions

Orthodontics can treat many conditions related to misaligned teeth and jaws.  Conditions commonly treated by orthodontics include following:

Overbite/Overjet

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.

Underbite/Anterior Crossbite

The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification 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 cause a number of of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting

Overcrowding

Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum.

Spacing

Spacing occurs when there are unwanted spaces between teeth. Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.

Misalignment

Dental mid-lines that do not match are evident when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately. This may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.

Impacted Teeth

A condition in which a tooth fails to erupt or only partially erupts.

Congenitally Missing Teeth

Missing teeth caused by genetic factors.

Transposed Teeth

A situation where teeth have switched positions.