Below are some of the common orthodontic conditions that can be corrected by an orthodontist.
A condition of varying degrees, from single teeth, entire sides, or entire arches whereby the lower teeth fall to the outside of the uppers. Some crossbites are the result of shifts of the jaw to one side or can be due to a discrepancy in the size of the jaws, or simply a disturbance in individual eruption of a tooth or teeth. Crossbites are among those orthodontic conditions best treated at an early age so that jaw growth is not disrupted and can continue in a harmonious fashion.
Openbite or Habit correction (finger sucking or tongue thrusting)
Spacing Or Crowding Of The Teeth
A condition whereby there is either not enough room or too much room to accommodate all of the teeth within the jaws. If possible, crowding is best treated when there is a mix of baby and permanent teeth so that growth can be used to one’s advantage to possibly create or regain space within the arches.
The relationship between top and bottom teeth whereby the top teeth stick out much farther than the bottom and appear flared. Sometimes this condition does not allow the patient to close his/her lips adequately, and there is a high frequency of injury to the top front teeth in these cases.
Tooth/Jaw Size Discrepancy
Problems With Unerupted Teeth
Shifting Of Teeth As A Result Of Missing Or Decayed Teeth
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