Common orthodontic problems
There are many different reasons why our patients come to us needing braces, but here are a few of the common ones we can get great results for.
If you have crooked teeth, particularly crooked front teeth, this is a sign you suffer from one of the most common orthodontic problems – crowding. This occurs when there simply isn’t enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth and as a result your teeth are fighting with each other for space.
While some people suffer from crooked teeth, others suffer the opposite problem. Rather than their teeth overlapping, they instead have big gaps between their teeth. This common orthodontic problem is known as spacing, and can be easily fixed with great results.
The perfect set of teeth will sit evenly together when you bite, but if you find your front teeth are sticking out from your bottom teeth when you bring your jaws together, it’s likely you suffer from the condition known as an overbite. The good news is overbites can be fixed, usually with a relatively simple orthodontic treatment plan.
Also known as a reverse bite, this orthodontic problem occurs when the lower jaw juts out past the upper jaw, causing the lower teeth to sit infront of the upper teeth. Much like an overbite, in most cases it is a straightforward problem to correct with a comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan.
As orthodontists, we see a number of patients with bite problems, some more severe or pronounced than others. An open bite is another of the more common orthodontic problems and occurs when neither set of teeth meet when you bite.
If you suspect you may require orthodontic treatment, we suggest you book a consultation with an orthodontist as soon as possible. We strongly believe in being proactive rather than reactive when it comes to the health of your teeth. Children should also have an orthodontic assessment between the ages of seven and nine to ensure any problems are detected as early as possible.