At Braceland, we specialize in treatments that can address a wide range of even the most complicated Orthodontic issues. Some of the more common ailments are referred to as malocclusions or bad bites. These are the result of teeth or jaw structure not fitting together appropriately and can lead to further complications. Common issues like this can be resolved with regular Orthodontic treatment; find out more below:
In an underbite, the lower jaw extends out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.
Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth or because the teeth are proportionally too small for the size of the jaw bones where they are. Spacing is not only an unfavorable aesthetic problem but it may lead to gum issues in the long run.
The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by upper front teeth protrusion. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.
Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.
Normally the upper teeth overlap the lower ones. In a crossbite, the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth. Crossbites tend to get worse over time and therefore they are important to correct as soon as possible.
In an overbite, 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.
Proper chewing is impacted by an openbite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbites may be caused by habits as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.
Dental midline 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.