COMMON ORTHODONTIC PROBLEMS

Orthodontic problems can be screened during your complimentary orthodontic consultation.

Braces and Invisalign can help fix these problems. 

CROWDING

Crowding is the lack of space for all the teeth to fit normally within the jaws. The teeth may be rotated or displaced.

Crowding occurs when there is disharmony in the tooth to jaw size relationship or when the teeth are larger than the available space.

SPACING

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

CROSSBITE

A crossbite can occur in the front and/or the sides of the mouth: One or more upper teeth bite on the inside of the lower teeth. This can occur with a single tooth or multiple teeth. Early correction of a crossbite is recommended.
 

UNDERBITE

The lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. An underbite is usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or a combination of the two (Class III Relationship). Underbite can also be caused by flared upper incisors, missing lower teeth or a combination of all the above. Early correction of underbite is recommended.
 

PROTRUSION

A protrusion is also known as overjet. In this case, the lower teeth are too far behind the upper front teeth. This can be caused by an improper alignment of the molars (Class II Relationship), a skeletal imbalance of the upper and lower jaw; flared upper incisors, missing lower teeth, or a combination of all the above.

In addition, oral habits such as thumb sucking, finger sucking or tongue thrusting can exacerbate the condition

CROSSBITE

A crossbite can occur in the front and/or the sides of the mouth: One or more upper teeth bite on the inside of the lower teeth. This can occur with a single tooth or multiple teeth. Early correction of a crossbite is recommended.
 

OPENBITE

An openbite is an insufficient vertical overlap of the teeth. It can be caused by oral habits such as tongue thrust, digit or thumb sucking, or when the jaws don’t grow evenly.

The timing of treatment and early correction of the habit is critical to the overall success of therapy.

Contact

Call: 832.930.7875

Text: 920.476.7878

Email: info@cornerstoneortho.com

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