Common Bite Problems

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

protrusionThe appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.


overbiteThe upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.


crossbiteThe upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause abnormal wear of the teeth and misaligned jaw growth.


openbiteProper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.


crowdingCrowding 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.


spacingSpacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.

Dental Midlines Not Matched

midlinesThis type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.

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