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Common Dental Problems

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.  Otherwise described as the front teeth are sticking out.



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



The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification, misaligned jaw growth, or premature wear of the teeth.


Open Bite

Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. An openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.



Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum and bone.  Sometimes expansion is needed to help correct the crowding , and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.



Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth or small teeth.  


Uneven Dental Midlines

This type of problem is when the midlines of your teeth do not align with the midline of your face.  This is caused by missing teeth or crowded teeth.

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