When someone’s teeth or their jaw structure does not fit together properly, orthodontic treatment may be necessary to straighten teeth. These problems can cause speech difficulty, premature wear of the teeth and protective enamel and increase the chance of injury to teeth and jaw joints if left untreated.
**All photos below are cases treated by Orthodontic Associates.**
In a crossbite, the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth wear and misaligned jaw growth.
Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum.
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.
High canines are a common problem when there is insufficient room for them to erupt.
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.
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.
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.
Correcting spacing issues will not only improve aesthetics, but also allow the teeth to function in proper position.
In an underbite, the lower front teeth are positioned in front of the upper front teeth.
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