Common Problems

Straightening teeth is only one of the common orthodontic problems that orthodontists face. There are many common orthodontic problems resulting from misalignments between the top and bottom jaw, and if ignored or not properly diagnosed in time, they can lead to other health issues. If any of these look familiar or you have any questions about your or your child’s bite or teeth, contact us today for an initial consultation.


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


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


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


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


Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.


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

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.

Dental Midlines not Matched

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