Bite Correction

When the teeth or jaw do not fit together properly, orthodontic treatment may be necessary in order to improve the alignment and function. 

Why fix my bite?

A poor bite can cause TMJ discomfort, social anxiety, speech difficulties, premature wear of the teeth and enamel, and increase the chance of injury to teeth and jaw joints if left untreated. 

Common bite problems

If you or someone you know has any of the below problems, feel free to contact our office at either our Oklahoma City or Edmond office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your treatment options.

Overbite

In an overbite, the upper front teeth extend too far over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.

Underbite

In an underbite, the lower front teeth are positioned in front of the upper front teeth.

Dental Midlines

Dental Midlines that do not match are sometimes evident when the back bite doesn't fit and match correctly.  This may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.

Crowding

Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. 

Crossbite

In a crossbite, the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth wear and misaligned jaw growth.

High Canines

High canines are a common problem when there is insufficient room for them to erupt.

Spacing

Correcting spacing issues will not only improve aesthetics, but also allow the teeth to function in proper position.

Maxillary Protrusion

The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by upper front teeth protrusion. This is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.

Open Bite

Proper chewing may be hindered by an openbite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbites may be caused by habits such as thumb sucking.