Orthodontic Disorders

Crossbite

This is something that is seen in the front and sides of the mouth. When upper teeth decide to zig when they should have zagged, crossbite can appear. crossbite_cc-300x132The situation can result in tooth wear, gum disease, poor jaw growth and struggle chewing. The good news is this condition can be corrected through braces and retainers.

Openbite

We now call this meeting of Thumb Suckers Anonymous to order. The piece of business we need to discuss is openbite, which can be a result of Openbite_cc2-300x169
bad oral habits and uneven jaw growth. This is also something that can be addressed with braces, surgery or just putting away your thumb.

Overbite

Overbite is when the upper front teeth protrude over the lower front teeth.Overbite_cc-300x145
While your lower teeth might enjoy the shade, this unfortunately also leaves tissue and wearing problems and can even effect how well your teeth work. Just like the other conditions that we’re talking about,
this issue can also be corrected through orthodontic procedures.

Overjet

As cool as a word like overjet sounds, it’s not a fun thing to have. It actually means your lower teeth are too far behind your upper teeth. This can be cause by misalignments, Overjet-1_cc-300x167imbalances and other factors. Plus, overjet has the ability to negatively impact those with already bad oral habits like thumb sucking. However, with orthodontic appliances and elastics, it can be treated.

Underbite

You’re smart enough to have guessed that underbite is the opposite of overbite. This condition comes with many of the same causes as overbUnderbite_cc-300x144ite too. The causes just have negative effects in the other direction. While they may be opposites, the same orthodontic solutions to overbites can be applied to underbites.

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