Do You Need Braces?

Before and After

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Below we explain a few of the different types of issues that can arise of having an incorrect bite or alignment with teeth. They are common types of problems that wearing braces can solve and ultimately lead to an improved lifestyle with a healthier smile.

Overbite – You can identify an overbite when your top teeth are flared out and overlapping your bottom teeth significantly.

Underbite – An underbite is the opposite of an overbite. It can usually be identified easily due to an appearance of an extended jaw.

Openbite – An openbite is when there is a gap between the upper and lower teeth due to certain teeth not touching when biting down.

Crossbite – A crossbite can be identified by teeth that are either too close to the tongue or cheeks instead of being properly aligned.

Crowding – Crowding occurs when there is not enough space on the upper or lower arch and teeth begin to overlap each other.

Spacing – Spacing occurs when there is too much space on the upper/lower arch or it can be caused by missing teeth.

Midline Misalignment – Midline misalignment can be seen when the line between the central teeth doesn’t line up with your nose and chin.