Correcting Orthodontic Conditions
Our orthodontic specialists are dedicated to helping our patients resolve their orthodontic issues and achieve straighter and healthier smiles.
Patients come to us with a wide range of treatable orthodontic conditions that must be corrected to improve their oral health.
These conditions can be anything from a misaligned bite to facial asymmetry, crowding or painful symptoms such as headaches and earaches.
Each patient is different, and so is each case. With the right diagnosis and personalized treatment plan, our orthodontists may be able to alleviate your orthodontic issues and symptoms.
Common Treatable Conditions
Malocclusion of the teeth is when your teeth are misaligned. This condition can take on many forms and can lead to oral health complications if left untreated. Some of the most common treatable types of malocclusion are outlined here.
An openbite is when the upper and lower teeth do not meet in the front when you bite down. Though it can sometimes be hereditary, an openbite can also be caused by missing, impacted or extra teeth, or habits such as thumbsucking, prolonged bottle-feeding or poor-fitting dental restorations.
Overjet refers to a condition in which the upper front teeth seem to be more noticeable and stick out compared to the lower front teeth. This horizontal separation exceeds the regular 2 millimetres. Depending on the severity and stage of the condition, orthodontic treatment may be recommended.
Crossbite is when the upper teeth fit on the inside of the lower teeth. Crossbite can be caused by the position of teeth, the position of the jaw or both. When it comes to a crossbite, early intervention is ideal as it can cause severe pain in the jaw and supporting muscles as a child grows older, but it can also be treated in adults.
Crowded teeth are a condition in which there is not enough space in the mouth for permanent teeth to grow straight. As a result, people with this condition have crooked teeth that overlap. The type of treatment required for dental crowding depends on the patient’s age, and whether the condition is mild, moderate or severe.