- Upper Front Teeth Protrusion: This is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far out over the lower teeth, impairing both the function and the appearance of the smile.
- Overbite: This happens when the upper front teeth extend past the lower teeth, and if severe enough, can even cause the lower teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
- Crossbite: Crossbite occurs when the upper teeth sit inside of the lower teeth, and can impair everything from tooth stratification to proper jaw alignment and development.
- Openbite: This malocclusion impacts bite function and speaking habits, and is characterized by the front upper and lower teeth failing to meet. Openbite can also cause unwanted habits like tongue thrusting.
- Crowding: One of the most common dental problems, crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gums. Normally, we can fix crowding through palatal expansion, eliminating the need to extract teeth.
- Spacing: Spacing problems can arise from missing teeth, but often times they’re merely a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.
- Mismatched Dental Midlines: This is when the back bite doesn’t fit properly, negatively impacting jaw growth, bite function, and dental development.
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