Crowding of the teeth
Crowding not only hurts but can damage the teeth and also makes it very hard if not impossible to brush and floss properly.
Open bite - Front teeth don't touch
Open bites make it impossible to bite into anything, and can cause the patient to constantly have their mouth open, causing gingivitis and damage to the oral tissues.
Deep overbite - Lower front teeth bite into palate
Deep overbite sare often painful, casuing the patient to literally bite into the roof of the mouth. Thankfully, deep overbites are correctable.
Missing lateral incisors
Sometimes a patient is born without any lateral incisors. Treatment can open the spaces for replacement teeth.
Underbite - Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth
Underbites are often an indication of an underlying skeletal problem. Treatment can correct both the dental and the skeletal problems, but only if caught at the right time and with excellent patient cooperation!
Spacing of teeth
Spaces in your teet his not only unsightly, but also exposes the tender soft tissues to damage while eating. Closing the spaces prevents that damage from ever happening.
Overjet - Protruding front teeth
Overjet is one of the most common problems corrected by treatment. There are different options available for correcting overjet, depending on facial appearance and patient desires.
Sometimes braces are not needed to get noticeable improvements in tooth alignment.
Patients should be inintally evaluated by age 7. Sometimes, developing problems can be picked up and even corrected at an early age, as in this patient who does not have enough space for the lateral incisors to fit. This way it lessens and may even prevent the need for treatment later on after all the adult teeth have arrived.