COMMON ORTHODONTIC ISSUES
Crowding of the Teeth:
Crowding occurs when there isn't enough space in the dental arch for all the teeth to align properly. It often leads to teeth overlap, making them difficult to clean and potentially causing aesthetic concerns.
Open Bite - Front Teeth Don't Touch:
In an open bite, the upper and lower front teeth fail to come into contact when biting down. This condition can result from habits like thumb-sucking or tongue-thrusting and may impact speech and eating.
Deep Overbite - Lower Front Teeth Bite into Palate:
A deep overbite happens when the upper front teeth significantly overlap the lower front teeth, sometimes causing discomfort, jaw joint issues, and excessive wear on the lower teeth.
Missing Lateral Incisors:
Some individuals may be born without their lateral incisors, which are the teeth next to the two central incisors. This condition can create gaps and cosmetic concerns.
Underbite - Lower Front Teeth in Front of Upper Teeth:
In an underbite, the lower front teeth protrude beyond the upper front teeth when biting. It can lead to difficulties in chewing and may affect facial aesthetics.
Spacing of Teeth
Spacing issues involve gaps or spaces between teeth. These gaps can result from teeth that are too small for the jawbone or other factors, affecting appearance and functionality.
Overjet - Protruding Front Teeth:
Overjet refers to a condition where the upper front teeth extend too far forward, creating a noticeable gap between the upper and lower teeth. This can impact speech and lead to an increased risk of injury to the front teeth.
Sometimes, tooth alignment issues can be addressed without traditional braces. Alternative treatments may include clear aligners, retainers, or other orthodontic devices.
Phase-One orthodontics involves early intervention in children to address various dental issues, such as jaw growth discrepancies, overcrowding, or bite problems. This treatment aims to create a stable foundation for future orthodontic work and promote proper oral development.