Common Problems


This occurs when teeth do not have enough room to erupt. Appropriate expansion can correct crowding, most times without tooth removal. 


Most of the time spacing is an aesthetic concern, but sometimes spacing can mean missing teeth.


Upper front teeth cover too much of the lower front teeth. Many times, the lower front teeth bite into the roof of the mouth.

Open bite

The upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. We often see habits and tongue thrusting with this bite. Proper chewing is definitely affected.


This is when the upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth. Often times, we see unfavourable jaw growth and excessive tooth wear with untreated crossbites.

Protrusion of Upper Front Teeth

This type of bite can result from the upper teeth being too far forward or the lower teeth being too far back.
Function and aesthetics are affected with this bite.

Dental midlines not matched

This usually indicates that the back bite does not match properly. Function may be negatively affected by this type of malocclusion.


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