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Types of Bites

 

If your child has any of the following conditions, orthodontic treatment can help fix the condition.

 

Deep Overbite: A deep overbite or "deep bite" is caused by the front teeth biting too close or into the gum tissue behind the upper teeth causing significant bone damage and discomfort.
 

Under Bite: A condition in which the lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw.
 

Cross Bite: A condition that occurs when the upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth.

 

Open Bite: A condition in which the upper and lower incisor teeth fail to make contact when biting down. This causes chewing to be less efficient while contributing to tooth wear.

 

Spacing: If teeth are missing or small, or the dental arch is very wide, space between the teeth can occur leading to low self-esteem.

 

Types of Teeth

 

If your child has any of the following teeth conditions, orthodontic treatment can help fix the condition.

 

Crowded Teeth: Teeth may be aligned poorly because the dental arch is small or teeth are large causing teeth to become thin and retreat.
 

Impacted Teeth: When wisdom teeth improperly erupt, they become impacted, requiring them to be extracted.
 

Protruding Upper Teeth (Overjet): Often the result of thumb and finger sucking habits in young children. Teeth move outwards (opposite to the effect in crowded teeth). Protruding front teeth are prone to being chipped or broken. Children may also suffer from poor bite and uneven jaw growth.

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