Common Problems



Ideal Bite - Front

Properly aligned teeth with centered midlines and slight overbite.

Ideal Bite - Side

Teeth mesh together at proper position with slight overbite.

 

Crowding

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

Spacings

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

 

Protrusion

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

Underbite

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.

Openbite

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

 

Impactions

Teeth are blocked out and unable to erupt normally.

Tongue Thusting

Sticking tongue between teeth may lead to an open bite.

 

Narrow Upper Jaw

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.


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