What problems can be treated with orthodontics?
Overbites are where the upper teeth are further forward than the lower teeth.
Underbites are where the lower teeth are further forward than the upper teeth.
A crossbite is when some upper teeth sit on the inside of the lower teeth.
An open bite is when the front teeth don't touch when the jaw is shut - this can be exacerbated by thumb-sucking or soother habits.
These all can lead to difficulties chewing, excessive wear on teeth and damage to gum tissue.
Spacing of teeth:
Overcrowding is a common orthodontic problem. It occurs when there is an insufficient space for the normal growth and development of adult teeth. It can be difficult to keep overcrowded teeth clean.
Gapped teeth can also be a challenge to keep clean.
A beautiful straight smile may be marred by a single misaligned tooth. This tooth can be realigned with ease and accuracy by the orthodontist.