Most people associate orthodontists with braces and teeth straightening, which are major parts of any orthodontic practice. However, orthodontists also correct jaw relationship disproportion and irregularities. These are some of the more common problems:
1. Upper front teeth protrusion: This occurs when the upper teeth extend too far forward or the lower teeth do not extend forward enough. These issues can affect the appearance and function of the teeth negatively.
2. Overbite: The upper front teeth extend so far over the lower teeth that the lower teeth sometimes bite into the roof of the mouth.
3. Crossbite: When the upper teeth sit inside the bottom teeth, this can lead to misaligned jaw growth.
4. Openbite: The upper and lower front teeth do not overlap, potentially leading to the development of habits such as tongue thrusting.
5. Crowding: This is what happens when teeth do not have enough room to emerge from the gums.
About the Author
Based in Vienna, Virginia, Dr. Garai offers orthodontic services to clients at Garai Orthodontic Specialists.