Common Problems

Reasons to Visit an Orthodontist

When a person's teeth or jaws do not fit together properly, orthodontic treatment may be necessary to correct the problem. If left untreated, these orthodontic problems, often referred to as malocclusions, can cause speech difficulty, premature wear of the teeth and protective enamel, and even increase the chance of injury to the teeth and jaw joints.

Underbite
An underbite is characterized by the lower jaw extending too far out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.
An underbite is a common problem that can be fixed at Regan Orthodontics in Evergreen, Colorado

Crossbite
This malocclusion occurs when the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause accelerated wear and misaligned jaw growth. In order to close the mouth, patients usually move their lower jaw forward or to the side when closing. This incorrect bite results in an improper use of the lower jaws and sometimes brings about facial asymmetry.
A crossbite is a common problem that can be fixed at Regan Orthodontics in Evergreen, Colorado

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion
The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.
Upper front teeth protrusion is a common problem that can be fixed at Regan Orthodontics in Evergreen, Colorado

Overbite
The upper front teeth extend too far out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth. Problems often associated with an overbite include a "gummy" smile, protruding lips and excessive incisor wear.
An overbite is a common problem that can be fixed at Regan Orthodontics in Evergreen, Colorado

Crowding
Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gums. It is the most common reason for braces. Not only is crowding unattractive, but it has also been linked to periodontal problems and dental decay because it is harder to clean overlapping tooth surfaces.
Crowding is a common problem that can be fixed at Regan Orthodontics in Evergreen, Colorado

Spacing
Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue. Spacing is another popular reason for braces. The opposite of crowding, spacing is most commonly caused by larger jaws and/or smaller teeth.
Spacing is a common problem that can be fixed at Regan Orthodontics in Evergreen, Colorado

Openbite
Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may cause unwanted habits such as tongue thrusting. An early evaluation and intervention is essential in correcting an openbite.
An openbite is a common problem that can be fixed at Regan Orthodontics in Evergreen, Colorado

Dental Midlines not Matched
Dental midlines that do not match are evident when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately. This may negatively impact jaw function and proper dental function.
Dental midlines that do not match is a common problem that can be fixed at Regan Orthodontics in Evergreen, Colorado
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