There are many reasons people require orthodontic treatments

Patients come to us for a myriad of problems that result in needing braces. Whether you’re looking to straighten crooked teeth, align your jaw, or improve the look of your smile, here are some of the common indicators that braces may be the best treatment option for you.

Missing Teeth

Many times, patients have congenitally missing teeth or teeth that were lost due to injuries or disease. The missing teeth space can either be closed or opened for future restoration, depending on your diagnosis.


Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt. Extraction of baby and or adult teeth may be indicated to relieve severe crowding.


Spacing problems may be caused by misalignment of teeth, missing teeth or malformed teeth.

Open Bite

The upper and lower teeth cannot touch or overlap, so patients typically have difficulty biting or chewing. Openbites maybe caused by habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.

Over Bite

The upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth. Overbites can cause uneven wear of the lower teeth.

Under Bite

The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.

Cross Bite

A crossbite is when the upper back teeth bite incorrectly inside the lower back teeth (toward the tongue). Crossbites can also occur with the front teeth.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

Is characterized by the upper front teeth protruding (sticking out) beyond normal contact with the lower front teeth. Or the lower front teeth not extending far enough.

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