Common Orthodontic Problems
There are many orthodontic problems that can work against your overall appearance. Here is a list of some of the most common orthodontic problems that may be bothering you.
If your lower jaw extends beyond your upper jaw, forcing your bottom teeth to sit in front of your upper teeth, you have an underbite. This occurs when the lower jaw outgrows the upper jaw.
Both the appearance and the ability of your smile can be impacted by an overbite, which is when the upper teeth excessively cover the lower teeth. This can quickly wear down teeth and cause the lower teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
If your teeth do not have enough space to erupt into the mouth, your teeth can become crowded and crooked. We can create enough room for your teeth to sit comfortably by expanding the jaw.
When you have gaps between your teeth, you may not like the way your aesthetic is affected. Small teeth, missing teeth, a wide dental arch, or other problems can cause spacing issues.
A crossbite, which is when one or more upper teeth sit behind the lower teeth, can cause problems with jaw growth and overall function. It can occur on both sides or just one side of the mouth.
In an open bite, the upper and lower front teeth do not make contact when the back teeth are clenched. This common problem, often caused by thumb or finger sucking, can make speech or chewing difficult.
Often, permanent canine teeth become impacted and baby teeth are retained. By keeping up with your orthodontic health, you can avoid or remedy this issue.
When you have orthodontic issues like the ones listed above, you are not yet enjoying your most attractive and confident self. Here at Glauser-Williams Orthodontics, we have the tools, experience, and technology to correct all of these issues and more. We want you to reap all of the benefits of a gorgeous, fully-functional smile. Give us a call today to find out more about all of the options we have for you.