Common Orthodontic Problems


An underbite is characterized by the lower jaw extending out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.


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

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

The 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.


Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding is corrected by expansion or tooth removal, depending upon your individual needs.


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


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


Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower teeth do not overlap correctly. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting. One can have an anterior or a posterior openbite.

Dental Midlines not Matched

This type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately. Sometimes, but not always, this may negatively impact proper dental function.