Common Bite Problems


Many people automatically assume that having crooked teeth is the only time where orthodontics play a role. This is not the case. There are several issues that can be corrected through the use of modern orthodontics. If you have an imperfect smile, it may be a good idea to come in and get a checkup to see what can be done to help with your specific case. Here are some of the conditions that orthodontics can help with.

Over and Under Bites

If you have an overbite, which is typically called having buck teeth, or an underbite, which is typically called a bulldog bite, orthodontics can help. There are appliances that can be used to correct the dental placement and shift the teeth into a better location for your bite.

Open and Cross Bites

These issues can also be helped through the use of orthodontics. An open bite is when you have a bit of room between your top and bottom teeth when your molars come together. A cross bite is when you have some teeth that are slightly closer to the tongue or the cheek than the teeth on the opposite side. Shifting the teeth around can help improve your bite and make your smile more aesthetically pleasing.

Teeth That Are Too Close Together or Too Far Apart

When you have spacing issues with your teeth, the study of orthodontics is the natural way of making your smile more functional and pleasing. It can help move teeth into their proper places to help line up your bite.

There are many ways that orthodontics can help issues within the mouth. To find out what options you have, come in and see us. We can help figure out what conditions you struggle with and figure out the best plan for treating them.
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