Common Problems

Ideal Bite – Front
Properly aligned teeth with centered midlines and slight slight vertical overlap of the front teeth.

Ideal Bite – Side
Teeth mesh together at proper position with slight overbite.

Teeth overlapping due to small dental arch and /or poor teeth position.

Gaps between teeth due to small teeth or protrusion of teeth.

Upper front teeth positioned too far in front of lower front teeth.

Lower front teeth or jaw positioned too far in front of upper front teeth.

Deep Overbite
Upper front teeth vertically overlaps excessively over lower teeth.

Upper and lower teeth do not overlap. Often caused by thumb or tongue habit.

Teeth are blocked out and unable to erupt normally.

Tongue Thusting
Sticking tongue between teeth may lead to an open bite.

Posterior Crossbite
Upper jaw too narrow and sits on the inside of the lower jaw (instead of outside).

Anterior Crossbite
Lower front teeth sit in front of upper teeth. Can damage teeth and gum tissues.