What Can Orthodontics Do?

What Can Orthodontics Do?
There are many dental problems that benefit from orthodontic treatment.  Some of these may be obvious to everyone, like severe crowding or spacing, and some may be better detected by an orthodontist.
Some common problems that orthodontic treatment can help:
  • Crowding
  • Spacing
  • Misalignment
  • Deep bite (teeth biting into roof of mouth)
  • Overbite (protrusion of the top over the bottom teeth)
  • Cross bite (mismatch of width between top and bottom)
  • Under bite (bottom teeth bite in front of top teeth)
  • Impacted teeth ( teeth stuck in the bone or palate)
  • Missing teeth (genetically missing or tooth loss)
  • Skeletal imbalances of the jaws
  • Muscular imbalances of the lips