What we treat
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that specializes in improper positioning of teeth and jaws such as crooked teeth or improper bites. It is important to have straight teeth not only due to esthetic reasons, but to healthy reasons. Crooked teeth are hard to brush and therefore lead to dental decays. Patients with improper bites may suffer from headaches, jaw joint pain and other problems.
The most common problems that patients experience are:
Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. This is usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both.
Gaps between teeth are usually caused by narrow teeth, missing or improperly arranged teeth. Spacing issues between teeth might lead to gum problems and enhanced risk of periodontal pockets.
Overbite or overjet does not poses an esthetic problem but also healthy issues and complications. People with overbite find difficult brushing their teeth, chew food, can cause jaw and joint pain or have problems with digestion.
Teeth crowding happens when the teeth have lack of space in a mouth. Teeth crowding is in most cases treated with teeth extractions or expansion of teeth arches.
Crossbite can occur when an upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth and can be done on both the front and the sides of the mouth.
Open bite occurs when the teeth of upper and lower jaws do not make a physical contact. It is mostly caused by an excessive thumb-sucking or tongue biting in childhood.
Deep bite occurs when upper teeth are considerably overlapped with lower teeth