Common Orthodontic Concerns

Overbite

The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward. 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

The lower jaw and teeth bite in front of the upper teeth. This can lead to damage of the front teeth and difficulties chewing food.

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 unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.

Common Orthodontic ConcernsPhotos Courtesy of the American Association of Orthodontists

Crowding

Crowding occurs when teeth do not have room to grow in alignment with the other teeth. There are many causes and most cases can be corrected without removal of permanent teeth if treatment starts early enough. Expansion of the upper and lower jaws may help eliminate crowding without braces.

Spacing

Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.

Dr. Greg and Dr. Nicole have many years experience treating patients of all ages in Fresno and Clovis with the common orthodontic concerns outlined above. Contact our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation to get the smile you deserve.

Common Orthodontic Concerns


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