Below are some common orthodontic problems you may identify with and want to change.
Crowding is the most common orthodontic problem where the teeth do not have enough space to fit in your jaw. Crowding can present itself by the following: overlapping teeth, flared teeth, or narrow arches.
Excess spacing can be caused by smaller size of teeth, oversized jaws, or missing teeth.
Extra overbite or a deep bite refers to the excessive overlap of the upper and lower front teeth, which can cause lower front teeth to wear down faster.
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Learn what to look out for in your or your child's teeth. Below are some common orthodontic problems which require orthodontic intervention to correct.
Openbite is when the upper and lower front teeth do not come in contact when biting. It is usually caused by a thumb sucking habit, tongue thrusting, mouth breathing, or a skeletal jaw discrepancy.
Underbite is when the lower front teeth sit in front of the upper front teeth. It is usually caused by excessive growth of the lower jaw and can cause self-esteem problems, jaw pain, tooth wear, and profile changes.
Gummy smile, also known as excessive gum display, is when too much gum tissue shows above your teeth when you smile.
A narrow smile is when you see dark space at the corners of your lips when you smile.
A beautiful smile arc is defined by the edges of the front teeth following along the curvature of the lower lip. In a flat smile, the edges of the upper front teeth appear flat across your lower lip.